RedVector has released a new course, Modern Roundabout Design: Designing Safe Intersections. This two-hour course is mobile-ready and provides a fundamental overview to guide engineers in the development of modern roundabout designs.
At the end of this course, you will be able to describe the main characteristics of modern roundabouts and their operational and safety advantages over other types of circular intersections; explain how modern roundabouts reduce intersection conflicts and the severity of vehicular crashes; select the appropriate type of modern roundabout design based on intersection traffic volumes; calculate the safety benefits of modern roundabouts using crash reduction and financial estimates; estimate the environmental and financial benefits of modern roundabouts using vehicular idle times and their relationship to carbon emissions; determine roundabout capacity and level of service using the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual methodology; identify the key geometric design features for single lane, multilane and mini roundabouts; design roundabout features that promote vehicular and pedestrian safety by reducing vehicular travel speeds; describe how landscape and architectural aesthetic features within roundabouts can improve safety by increasing driver awareness; and design roundabout features to provide accessibility for pedestrians with adequate geometry for wheelchair users.
This RedVector course was authored by Alfredo Cely. Alfredo is a Civil Engineer that has managed Transportation, Land Development, Water Resources and Aviation projects from planning to construction for the past 12 years.
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