Once we’d laughed the South First Street roundabout from the city budget, the planners (whose job, after all, is to plan) figured they’d teach us — and gave us two roundabouts.

The one at Ogden Road is arguably useful, but the one at Ninth and Grand will only slow traffic on what’s expected to be our western bypass.

Now I see that the improved Grand Avenue no longer sports the slight right on to Willerup, easing the trip to Spring Creek. While I suppose the idea is to slow us down at the Main Street traffic light, I’ll miss the easy bend off Grand.

Jim Isler