Modern Roundabouts: Intersections Designed for Safety
Instructor-led Training (ILT)
TRAINING LEVEL: Basic
CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30
The modern roundabout is a proven strategy for improving the safety and operations of intersections. The physical characteristics of a well-designed modern roundabout reduce the frequency and severity of intersection crashes for all users including pedestrians and bicyclists. This course highlights the benefits of modern roundabouts and gives participants the fundamental knowledge needed to plan and consider applying roundabout intersection projects in their area. This course is an introductory level course with a blend of technical and non-technical planning, design and operations considerations.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Distinguish a modern roundabout from other types of circular intersections
Describe the safety advantages of roundabouts
Describe the operational advantages roundabouts provide
Identify what type of locations roundabouts may be appropriate
Describe strategies to overcome common barriers to implementation of roundabouts, such as negative public perceptions
Describe the key considerations when planning an area's first roundabout
Apply basic traffic operational models and capacity calculations for roundabouts
Describe key geometric design principles of a modern roundabout
Apply signing and marking suggested practices
Apply design strategies for pedestrians and bicyclists
Transportation professionals with at least one year of working experience
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.
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