From the 12.26.12 edition
By Jack Durham
Press Editor & Reporter
Concerned about the visual blight that would come from all the signs, the Trinidad City Council has decided to ditch the idea of installing a mini-roundabout at the intersection in front of the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse.
The council was slated Dec. 12 to consider whether to pay GHD consultants $5,000 to study the idea, The city had received the money through the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG).
The council has received complaints of speeding vehicles at the intersection of Trinity and Edwards streets. A mini-roundabout was viewed as a possible solution.
A mini-roundabout is smaller than a regular, full-size roundabout like the ones on Guintoli Lane in Arcata. The minis typically don’t include a raised surface. Instead, the surface is painted on the street with signs and arrows directing traffic.
Given the number of signs that would be required near the roundabout, and the uncertainty over whether the area was even large enough for a roundabout, the council decided to forgo the idea.
The money will be returned to HCAOG.