GHSA’s 2020 Preliminary Data: Pedestrian Fatalities on Pace with Previous Years Despite Less Vehicles on the Road
The Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a special Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State -…
When you picture a roundabout, you might also picture Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower in the distance behind it. Thanks to recent reports, though, we’re starting to see more roundabouts stateside. Research points to these road circles as safer and more efficient than the sharp-angled intersection, and transportation agencies across the United States are reading up. So what does the research say?
The National Cooperative Research Highway Program’s 2016 annual report (below) explains that Report 572: Roundabouts in the United States demonstrated the benefits of roundabouts, convincing engineers to choose circles instead of traditional intersections. Maybe someday we’ll say “toodles” to stop signs and red lights altogether.[embeddoc url=”https://www.iyield4peds.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Roundabout-Pages-from-nchrp-annual-report-for-2016.pdf” download=”all”]