To the editor:

I wanted to provide a quick comment on your article from the July 2-15 Sandy Springs Reporter regarding roundabouts.

After living in Brussels for seven years, I can’t say enough good things about roundabouts and the efficiency they create. Given our challenging traffic situation, roundabouts are the ideal solution.

But more than that, I really like what John Schaffner had to say about creating a “focal point” for downtown. Sandy Springs would have an identity as being progressive and innovative and have the building blocks in place to create a real downtown environment.

With $7 million in the budget, it seems like a project that could get implemented now and jump-start the downtown revitalization project.

Tom Larsen, Sandy Springs