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Save Lives Almost Anywhere
With Roundabouts
How do
roundabouts
save lives?
According to the AAA Foundation
for Traffic Safety, more than two
people are killed every day in the
United States as a result of red light
running. Roundabouts eliminate
that risk by controlling speeds and
removing the possibility of higher
speeds multi-vehicle collisions. This
is just one of the ways installing
roundabouts moves us closer to
safer roads and to meeting our
Vision Zero goals.

ITE issued the first policy on roundabouts in 2012. In April 2020, that policy was revised to
read ITE "recognizes the safety, operational, and sustainability benefits of well-designed
roundabouts for all users including walking, biking, and driving and recommends the use of
roundabouts be considered when intersections are being planned, designed, or modified."1
The ITE Roundabout Standing Committee, part of the Traffic Engineering Council (TENC),
stands firmly behind this statement and has brought together an outstanding group of international engineers, planners, practitioners, researchers, advocates, and enthusiasts to help the
ITE community with the resources to be able to implement modern roundabouts across the
globe. Collectively, we come together with the ultimate goal of helping save lives by accelerating the transition to safer intersections: roundabouts!

Learn and Contribute
The Roundabout Committee works closely with other working groups, committees, and
various professional organizations and agencies to continually improve roundabout planning,
design, and implementation around the globe. We work to make sure ITE has a voice in helping to develop and improve practices in many aspects of roundabout implementation. The
committee also seeks to help identify emerging trends, accelerate the use of roundabouts, and
be a resource for practitioners, agencies, lawmakers, developers, and the whole ITE community. To become a member of our online community, please add yourself to the Roundabout
Standing Committee's ITE e-Community.

2020-2021 Vision
The committee's 2000-2021 vision is to continue to focus on affordable roundabouts, and also
focus on the benefits of roundabout corridors. Our other goals are:
*	 Providing meaningful content. What would be meaningful for you?
*	 Education
*	 Dispelling myths
*	 Removing roadblocks. What are roadblocks you see to planning and designing roundabouts?
*	 Recognizing those who build roundabouts

Affordable Roundabouts
The committee continues to focus on highlighting well-designed, affordable roundabouts to
help dispel the common misconception that roundabouts cost more than signals. The focus
of this effort is to highlight projects where roundabouts were designed and constructed
at a cost equal to or less than the signalized alternative. If you have not yet read the article
that was featured in the March 2018 ITE Journal, take a moment to read it at https://bit.ly/
EscalatingRoundabouts.
The Roundabouts Committee hosts two or more webinars a year featuring presentations
on low-cost roundabout projects. Be on the lookout for the next webinar! Over the past two
years, the committee has seen such great examples of affordable roundabouts, we worked
with ITE staff to develop an award for Affordable Roundabouts. The winner will be announced
at this month's virtual ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibition.
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