May 2011 Posts

Roundabout Myth #4: Roundabouts are Difficult & Unsafe for Pedestrians to Cross

May 05, 2011

Roundabouts have many benefits over stop-controlled and signalized intersections. They have proven safety benefits, often have lower delays, can lead to less traffic, can reduce the need for widening, can reduce speeds in and around the roundabout, and can provide an overall benefit to the surrounding community; however, roundabouts are often misunderstood.

This is the final post in a series that aims at tackling some of the myths related to roundabouts. This one relates to a common misperception concerning the safety of pedestrians. View the video below to debunk the myth!




For more information on roundabouts, including videos regarding other myths, please visit Kittelson.com.

Roundabout Myth #3: Snow plows can't plow a roundabout

May 04, 2011

Roundabouts have many benefits over stop-controlled and signalized intersections. They have proven safety benefits, often have lower delays, can lead to less traffic, can reduce the need for widening, can reduce speeds in and around the roundabout, and can provide an overall benefit to the surrounding community; however, roundabouts are often misunderstood.

This is the third post in a series that aims at tackling some of the myths related to roundabouts. This one relates to a common misperception concerning snow plows. View the video below to debunk the myth!




For more information on roundabouts, including videos regarding other myths, please visit Kittelson.com.

Roundabout Myth #2: Emergency Vehicles Can't Make it Through a Roundabout Quickly and Safely

May 03, 2011

Roundabouts have many benefits over stop-controlled and signalized intersections. They have proven safety benefits, often have lower delays, can lead to less traffic, can reduce the need for widening, can reduce speeds in and around the roundabout, and can provide an overall benefit to the surrounding community; however, roundabouts are often misunderstood.

This is the second post in a series that aims at tackling some of the myths related to roundabouts. This one relates to a common misperception concerning emergency vehicles. View the video below to debunk the myth!




For more information on roundabouts, including videos regarding other myths, please visit Kittelson.com.

Roundabout Myth #1: Trucks & Oversized Loads Can't Fit

May 01, 2011

Roundabouts have many benefits over stop-controlled and signalized intersections. They have proven safety benefits, often have lower delays, can lead to less traffic, can reduce the need for widening, can reduce speeds in and around the roundabout, and can provide an overall benefit to the surrounding community; however, roundabouts are often misunderstood. This is a first in a series of posts that aim at tackling some of the myths related to roundabouts. One of the most common relates to trucks and oversized loads. View the video below to debunk the myth!




For more information on roundabouts, including videos regarding other myths, please visit Kittelson.com.

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