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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
2016
1 Days
0 Units
$320 Per Participant
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.


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