Ideas requested as campaign to rename Craigavon roundabouts launched
A campaign has been launched to rename the many roundabouts in Craigavon from Roundabout 1, 2, 3, A, B, C etc.
A cyclist group, which has done a few turns round them, has suggested that they all are renamed.
“Roundabouts need some lovin’ too,” says one Twitter account CYCUL.
It follows a campaign to name the new bridge over the Lagan River in Belfast.
There are eight larger roundabouts numerically named and a number of smaller roundabouts which are alphabetically named.
Suggestions are rolling in regarding how they should be renamed.
One Twitter user quipped: “We could go for Holst’s planets orbiting the sun (Rushmere).
“1. Jupiter (bringer of jollity); 2. Neptune (the mystic); 3. Saturn (bringer of old age); 4. Mars (the bringer of war);”
Another Twitter user observed: “Councils are normally responsible for road names. Not sure about roundabouts.
“This sounds like civil servants aware that any name choice in Craigavon will precipitate a sectarian row and would rather not go there.”
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