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  • To preserve and sustain the unique character of the Little Spokane River Valley, including it's open space and natural setting.
  • To maintain lower density zoning.
  • To protect the area's ecosystem including water quality, wetlands, priority habitat and wildlife, and dwindling native vegetation.
  • To encourage the development of area parks and natural areas.
  • To educate public officials of the concerns of the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley, and be pro-active when major issues are at the forefront.



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    Roundabouts
    by Jack Bury
    A Roundabout is a type of circular intersection (see images), coming soon to the intersection of Mill Rd. and Waikiki Rd. in which traffic flows counterclockwise (see illustration) around a central island.







    What makes our roundabouts different from circles, junctions, New York?s and interchanges is that in a roundabout entering traffic must always yield to all traffic already in the circle regardless of lane position. Roundabouts have 40% fewer vehicle collisions and 80% fewer injuries; they also reduce conflict between pedestrians and vehicles, offering the center 'safety' island mid crossing. Bicycles do fare as well when challenged by entering vehicles.



    Try Wikipedia for some different roundabout signs and animated traffic patterns.

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