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The roundabout way

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Dear Editor:Wendy Warm writes: “For example, many drivers coming from downvalley will get into the right lane, enter the roundabout in the outer lane and exit toward Aspen. This technique not only allows the driver to sneak ahead of those that have merged left to wait to enter the roundabout (the right way) – it also prevents those who are waiting to enter from Maroon Creek and Castle Creek roads from joining the roundabout to travel into Aspen.”Maybe Wendy should inquire about the legality of this with the Aspen Police Department. It is legal and is convenient when the sheep line up and wait in the left lane. Do a little research and learn the proper uses of our roundabout, Wendy. It actually speeds up traffic because there is less of a line waiting to enter town when the roundabout is used properly. It’s not sneaking. It’s proper use of the roundabout. The problem is there is no set signage of the correct way. There are two lanes going in, two lanes through and two lanes going out.Tim LankinsAspen


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