PHOTOS: 7th Ave
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Dutch-Style Roundabout Videos
These resources either have bicyclists take the lane, ride onto the sidewalk and cross as a pedestrian would, and/or ride onto a shared use path). MUTCD does not allow bicycle lanes through a roundabout. They allow a separated multi-use path or sharrows on the street.
- ODOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Design Guide
- Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System
- FHWA & Wisconsin DOT Guidance
- CDOT Roadway Design Guide, Chapter 14 (2015) pg. 47
- Roundabouts: An Informational Guide (FHWA & NCHRP) pg. 16
- Pedestrian Safety at Roundabouts
Safety Considerations for Roundabouts (Studies)
Pedestrian Safety info from saferoutesinfo.org
“Compared to traditional intersections, single-lane roundabouts, typically offer the following safety benefits and features for pedestrians:
- Lower motor vehicle speeds and increased yielding behavior [Rodergerdts et al., 2010].
- Fewer conflict points (Rodergerdts et al., 2010).
- Higher visibility of pedestrians in the crosswalk [Rodergerdts et al., 2010].
- Shorter wait time for pedestrians to cross than at signalized intersections
- Lower exposure to motor vehicles because of the shortened crossing distance [Rodergerdts et al., 2010].
- Simpler crossing due to the splitter islands, which provide mid-crossing refuge and allow the pedestrian to focus on traffic from one direction at a time [Rodergerdts et al., 2010].”
Study reference above:
Rodergerdts, L., Bansen, J., Tiesler, C., Knudsen, J., Myers, E., Johnson, M., & O’Brien, A. (2010). Roundabouts: An informational guide (NCHRP Report 672). Transportation Research Board. Web.