Research has proven that roundabouts are safer intersections for both drivers and pedestrians for four key reasons:
1. Speed. The circular design means drivers must slow down when entering and exiting.
2. Direction. All vehicles must move counterclockwise, reducing the risk of head-on and right-angle collisions.
3. Conflict points. 75% fewer intersection conflict points mean lower likelihood of collisions.
4. Pedestrians. Traffic moving at slower speeds gives pedestrians more time to cross safely.
As more communities choose roundabouts for their intersection upgrades, they are also finding this solution to be cost-effective while helping reduce the environmental impacts of driving.
Erdman Anthony has over a decade of experience providing design and construction management services for large and small roundabouts, including for communities in Amherst, New York, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, and West Palm Beach, Florida.
Watch this video to see our projects in action and learn more about the benefits of roundabouts.