Roundabout benefits Improved safety Studies have shown that roundabouts are safer than traditional stop sign or signal-controlled intersections. Roundabouts reduced injury crashes by 75 percent at intersections where stop signs or signals were previously used for traffic control, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Studies by the IIHS and Federal … More The Benefits to a Roundabout
What is a roundabout? A modern roundabout is a circular intersection where drivers travel counterclockwise around a center island. There are no traffic signals or stop signs in a modern roundabout. Drivers yield at entry to traffic in the roundabout, then enter the intersection and exit at their desired street. Studies by the Federal Highway Administration have … More What is a Roundabout?
Walking and biking through roundabouts Walking Modern roundabouts are designed to be safer than traditional intersections for people walking or using mobility equipment. Vehicles are moving at a slower rate of speed in roundabouts – typically between 15 and 20 miles per hour. Crosswalks (shown at right, in white and brown)are also set further back … More Walking and Biking Through Roundabouts