Roundabouts

Roundabouts are circular intersections designed to slow traffic while reducing delays. They feature central islands around which traffic circulates in a counterclockwise motion.  

Benefits of Roundabouts

  • Fewer Crashes - Roundabouts encourage slower speeds and calmer traffic. Accidents tend to be less severe with fewer injuries than at signalized intersections.
  • Less Delay - Motorists are only required to stop when there is conflicting traffic or pedestrians. Higher traffic flow quickens commutes.

See Rules of the Roundabout (PDF)