Improving the Performance of the Transportation Industry Through Training
My Training My Profile Checkoutshopping cart
Home Contact Us Help
Search for a Course
more search options
Connect with us
Mail
Receive regular email updates
Find Training
Browse Upcoming Sessions

Course Description

Modern Roundabouts: Intersections Designed for Safety

PROGRAM AREA: Highway Safety
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-380096
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Host Price
2017
1 Days
0 Units
$320 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Basic

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

OUTCOMES:

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

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Transportation professionals with at least one year of working experience

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.


380096 SESSION INFORMATION:

Start Date: 4/11/2017
End Date: 4/11/2017
Location: BATON ROUGE, LA
Local Coordinator: Allison Landry (225) 767-9134
Availability:
No Public Seats Available
 
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
 
1 FHWA Seats
 

Sign up for session alerts to receive email alerts when sessions of this course are scheduled.

Host this Course
 

More Information

Submit Feedback or Questions
Please submit feedback regarding the NHI Web site and services.

You are now leaving the National Highway Institute's Web Site

You are about to access

Thank you for visiting.

You are about to access a link outside of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Our Web sites have many links to other organizations, including educational institutions and non-profit associations. Please note: While links to Web sites outside of DOT are offered for your convenience in accessing transportation-related information, please be aware that when you exit DOT Web sites, the privacy policy, including tracking technology, computer security, intellectual property protection and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (accessibility requirements) no longer apply. In addition, DOT cannot attest to the accuracy, relevancy, timeliness or completeness of information provided by linked sites. Linking to a Web site does not constitute an endorsement by DOT or any of its employees of the sponsors of the site or the products presented on the site. For more information, please view DOT's Web site linking policy. To get back to the page you were previously viewing, click your browser's "Back" button.
Continue
Cancel