Why Roundabouts?

Roundabouts are a safer alternative to traditional stop signs or signal-controlled intersections.

Fewer Conflict Points

Traditional intersections have 36 different points at which vehicles can crash into one another, compared to 20 points for a multi-lane roundabout.

Roudabout vs Intersection conflict points

The roundabout’s circular design and one-directional traffic flow virtually eliminate the deadliest T-bone and head-on style crashes. Roundabouts also reduce rear-end crashes because traffic must slow down in order to enter.

Not Just for Cities

Roundabouts are proven to reduce fatalities and serious injuries at high-speed, rural intersections. Roundabouts at rural intersections were shown to result in:

90% reduction in fatal accidents, 75% reduction in injury crashes, 37% reduction in overall crashes

Safer for Pedestrians, Too

Slower speeds and one-directional traffic flow mean fewer crossing conflicts. Vehicles and pedestrians also have more time to react to one another.

9 out of 10 people die when hit at 40mph. 5 out of 10 people die when hit at 30mph. 9 out of 10 people survive when hit at 20mph.