The Town of Blacksburg installed roundabouts at various mileposts in an effort to calm the bikers, joggers, and walkers who pass each other on the heavily used narrow exercise trail.
While traffic has slowed, the whining has increased:
“I was rear-ended by one of those young mother-jogger types pushing a monster stroller,” whined retiree and avid walker Stan Barksdale of Blacksburg. “She was going way to fast around the circle. We got into it. And her snooty toddler even gave me the baby finger!"
“I’m totally disgusted with the whole project,” whined cyclist and Tech grad student, Wendy Toot, a noontime trailblazer. “I have set mileage to complete each day on my lunch break, and these roundabouts are slowing me to a snail’s pace.”
“On your left, dammit!” shouted numerous enthusiasts caught in a maelstrom at the Kraft Drive/Trail instersection roundabout. All seemed to think they were in the right about being on the left first…or something like that.
Even a grazing cow watching the shout-a-bouts from the bordering Virginia Tech dairy field had an opinion:
“We tried those things in the milk barn. It was udder confusion,” she quipped.