Roundabouts 20% More Effective At Moving Traffic

Roundabouts, usually considered a quirky European development, can reduce delays at intersections by 20%, according to studies by Kansas State University.
July 8, 2009, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Project for Public Spaces takes a look at the study and modern roundabout design.

"It turns out that roundabouts may be part of the panacea for our greatest traffic woes. Across America, towns and cities of all shapes and sizes have been choosing modern roundabouts over antiquated signalization equipment and expensive grade separated interchanges. The choice of a roundabout, or a modern roundabout, rather, makes sense for several reasons: they have proven to improve the flow of traffic, reduce cost, improve safety, and enhance the quality of place."

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Published on Thursday, June 25, 2009 in Project For Public Spaces
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