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This article was published 27/1/2014 (1151 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
A myth persists that Winnipeg is a small town, and thus we should not have things such as roundabouts, overpasses or any other infrastructure that can be linked to big-city transportation.
As a result, we have people like James Haier (Traffic-calming calamity, Letters, Jan. 24) who think calming circles should be removed because careless drivers have had collisions with them (never mind the several recent collisions with traffic lights).
We should convert more intersections into calming circles. I can think of several mind-numbing intersections in need of modernization and big-city thinking: the intersection of Donald Street, Notre Dame Avenue and Ellice Avenue, for example, would be a great intersection to convert to a multi-lane roundabout. How about Confusion Corner?
Maybe then people might learn the finer points of driving in a big city, such as how to yield or even merge into traffic without stopping completely.