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National Roundabouts Week

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Each year during the third week of September, the Federal Highway Administration and ITE
celebrate National Roundabouts Week. During this week, we encourage everyone to flood
social media with roundabout information, facts, and examples using the hashtag #RoundaboutsWeek. This year, the committee will again participate by posting content on social
media. Please like, share, and comment!

To get more involved, or to share feedback on
the 2020-2021 Vision outlined in this article,
please reach out in the ITE e-Community forum
or by contacting the chair, Lindsey Van Parys, at
lindsey.vanparys@ghd.com.

Developing Trends
In January of this year, ITE released the Developing Trends Report, found at www.bit.ly/dtr20,
which features two developing trends for roundabouts:

Accelerating Growth of Roundabouts (pg. 23)
Roundabouts are on the rise across North America due to various factors, including
their significant safety benefits. Are you ready? As more agencies embrace alternative
intersections and implement Intersection Control Evaluation policies, which require
one to look at alternative intersection types, we are seeing more roundabouts being
included in planning documents and being constructed. This trend highlights the
importance of having experienced roundabout professionals on your team to ensure
the roundabouts are implemented correctly, especially if they are relatively new to the
area, or complex.

Missed Opportunities for Roundabouts (pg. 24)
As we look back on past designs and construction projects, we are seeing more and
more unused roadway infrastructure. Facilities were designed to accommodate growth,
and due to various factors, that growth did not occur. If a roundabout were constructed
instead of the traditional intersection, agencies could have realized significant savings in cost and impacts. The operational advantages
that roundabouts provide can result in cost savings
and reduction in the footprint of the project, and
have considerable positive effects on the traffic
and roadway planning aspects of a project with
Pedestrian & Bicycle
slower speeds and ability to enhance safety and
mobility for all modes. Additionally, while they
Transit
may have wider nodes, they can ultimate result in
narrower roads.

COMPLETE
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Look for the next set of developing roundabout
trends in 2021.

Getting Involved

Joint Rail Grade Crossing

Roundabouts

PLANNING
PLAN
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Parking
Sustainability

TECHNICAL
COUNCILS

Are you passionate about roundabouts? There are many
ways to get involved from small, one-time tasks to
larger roles on projects or the committee. Please reach
out to the committee at any time to talk about your
next opportunity! itej
1. ITE's Policies can be found at https://www.ite.org/pub/?id=e1bba044%2D2354%2Dd714%2D513e%2D9e190fb4754b

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