Soliciting comments

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The N.M. DOT held an open house on Feb. 20 to solicit comments on the latest conceptual design for N.M. 502.
This might be the last opportunity for public comment on the major features of the road. I didn’t count, but I’d guess there were roughly 50-75 people in attendance. That seems like a pretty small sample on which to base a decision that affects everyone in Los Alamos (though less so for White Rock residents).
I think the single design feature that most determines the nature and quality of the road is the proposed roundabout at Central and Trinity.
For me, the biggest single question associated with an artery like Trinity is, “How easy is it to get from where you are to where you would like to be.” From this perspective, a roundabout is a poor choice. Here are the reasons.
The roundabout proposed is somewhat like that installed at Diamond and San Ildefonso. It is a hybrid, with some aspects of a single lane roundabout and some portions that will behave like a two-lane roundabout.
However, there are some important differences between the two intersections. First, the traffic is somewhat heavier at Central and Trinity. Second, the traffic pattern is very different. This makes a significant difference in the efficiency of travel in different paths, as well as for access by pedestrians and bicycles.

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