Roundabouts Come To New York State

New York State DOT has begun to build roundabouts throughout the State to improve road safety, but the public is not yet convinced.

Roundabouts are all the rage these days at the state Department of Transportation, which expects to add about 15 each year to the state's streetscapes."'It is the safest at-grade intersection possible,' DOT roundabout designer Howard McCullough assured some skeptical members of the Capital District Transportation Committee recently.""'The greatest obstacle we have is overcoming the idea of the traffic circle,' said Tom Kligerman, supervisor of DOT's Roundabout Design Unit. "The Northeast is completely sensitized because of the rotaries in Massachusetts. People say, 'I went to Cape Cod, and I almost died!' Whenever they think of a circular intersection, they think of a rotary."

Thanks to Sam Gold

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