Over the past decade, the number of roundabouts in the U.S. has increased dramatically, from the low hundreds up to the thousands. Modern traffic circles can cut down on commute time and pollution. Studies have shown that they even reduce accidents. And many American cities are planning to put in more. But there are still a few roadblocks in the way of a true roundabout revolution.
In this video presentation, Chuck Marohn, the executive director of Strong Towns, explains the difference between a road, which is a connection to two place and a street, which is a network of activity. He stresses the importance of returning roads to towns for community and economic development.
Kittelson's Reston, Virginia office is excited to announce the location of a new space:
1850 Centennial Park Drive, Suite 130
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 885-8970 (main)
Kittelson has provided transportation engineering and planning services in the mid-Atlantic region of the US for over a decade. Since the Baltimore, Maryland, office opened in 2000, the firm has served the region through transit planning, long-range transportation plans, corridor studies, parking analyses, multi-modal studies, signal system timing, roundabout evaluations, traffic design, and transportation impact analyses for new developments. The Reston office continues to grow the services available to the area, providing a more localized presence to better serve the needs of the Virginia/Washington DC communities. With our state-of-the-art research efforts and expertise, we look forward to helping the region achieve better transportation system performance in its neighborhoods for many years to come.
The Reston office is led by Principal Engineer Brandon Nevers, PE, PTOE, along with John Callow, Senior Principal Engineer, Chris Tiesler, PE, Senior Engineer and Alek Pochowski, Engineering Associate. For more information about the KAI team in Reston or any of our other locations, please visit kittelson.com.
Streetwise is a blog on transportation started by Kittelson & Associates, Inc., a transportation engineering and planning firm. Streetwise aims to be an independent resource for industry news, research, and trends.