The intersection of S Havana St and E Peakview Ave has become dangerous due to the massive buildup of cars during rush hour. When coming from Havana St, it is almost impossible to turn left (A) due to the never-ending number of cars trying to turn left from Peakview Ave on to Havana St (B). Since there is a stop sign in place for those trying to turn left from Havana (A), they are forced wait for all the cars coming from Peakview to turn. Personally, I have spent up to ten minutes waiting for a chance to be able to turn left from Havana. This is unacceptable, especially for busy people with fast paced lives.
I have seen people break many traffic laws in this intersection which creates dangerous situations.For example, impatient people will turn right from the left lane on Havana because they get tired of waiting for all the cars to pass. I have seen people who are waiting in the long line of cars to turn on to Havana from Peakview get impatient and try to turn from the second lane. This is extremely rude but also very dangerous and clearly a violation of traffic laws. Impatient people are making this intersection perilous because of the heavy traffic during rush hour.
In order to fix this problem, I propose a round-a-bout to be put in place at this intersection. A round-a-bout would create a flow for the traffic, not forcing people to stop but to simply yield. Not only is a round-a-bout safer than other traffic regulators such as traffic lights, it is also much more efficient. A round-a-bout would make this intersection a much safer place for people trying to get to their destinations. To get this round-a-bout in place, there will need to be some remodeling done at this intersection. A few blocks away from these roads, there is another intersection with a round-a-bout that is about 150 ft in diameter as seen in the image on the right. According to the US Department of Transport, a single-lane round-a-bout is about 90 to 180 feet in diameter and a multi-lane is about 150 to 300 feet in diameter.
If the grassy, unused area surrounding the intersection was taken out, there would be up to 200 feet of space to build a single or even multi lane round-a-bout as seen in the image on the left. Horizontally, there is even more space that could easily fit a round-a-bout with a diameter of 200 feet.
Overall, a round-a-bout will be a very safe and effective solution to the big problem this intersection causes for people driving through it.