Killen time

The roundabout at Music Row has been renamed Buddy Killen Circle. Which, in part, I think, hey – really cool idea.

But — and I don’t mean any disrespect to the guy or anything — but isn’t that last name kind of an unfortunate thing to call an intersection? An intersection, by the way, where, judging from the hesitancy with which cars wait to enter, people already feel as if they’re taking their lives into their hands by using?

I mean, couldn’t they just have dedicated a park in his name, or something safe like that?

5 Comments so far

  1. Paul Nicholson (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

    i love that circle.
    Lots of hesitant tennessee drivers that aren’t used to traffic circles and multi-lane roads do what they always do and get in a long single-file line in the right lane waiting for no one else to be anywhere in the circle before they pull out.

    then i pull up in the left lane and barely have to slow down to merge right in and then back out.

    i love that circle :-)


  2. Paul Nicholson (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

    i love that circle.
    Lots of hesitant Tennessee drivers that aren’t used to traffic circles and multi-lane roads do what they always do and get in a long single-file line in the right lane waiting for no one else to be anywhere in the circle before they pull out.

    then i pull up in the left lane and barely have to slow down to merge right in and then back out.

    i love that circle :-)


  3. Andrew (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

    And they’ve also put up glaring, green signs at every entrance to the circle declaring the new name. Ugly.


  4. Lesley (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 7:36 am

    Given how fast music row types drive through there, I’d say it was incredibly appropriate. They need to put some speed bumps around there.


  5. Jay (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

    When the time comes to do some buddy killin’ I guess I know where to go.



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