The Benefits to a Roundabout

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?

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 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

How to drive in a Roundabout

How to drive in a Roundabout Roundabouts are designed to make intersections safer and more efficient for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. There are two types of roundabouts: Single-lane roundabouts and multi-lane roundabouts. There are a few key things to remember about driving roundabouts: Yield to drivers in the roundabout Stay in your lane; do not change lanes Do … More How to drive in a Roundabout