Letter: Right-of-way done wrong



With the now-completed roundabout at Range Line Road and Carmel Drive, I have become quite concerned for what is to come with the roundabout at Range Line Road and City Center Drive.

Carmel seems to have taken quite a different legal approach to all the surrounding municipalities and indeed, even the state. Contrast Indiana Code 9-21-17-19 (b) “A person who drives a vehicle crossing a sidewalk shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian and all other traffic on the sidewalk” with Carmel City Code 6-63 (h) “… However, pedestrians must yield to vehicular traffic at those points where the trail intersects or crosses a roadway.”

With the proposed roundabout including a segregated bike track, this poses hazardous confusion for drivers, bikes and pedestrians alike. Carmel needs to update its original ordinance to de-prioritize automotive traffic.

Sam Vance, Carmel


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