As more and more roundabouts are installed people are starting to understand and accept them more as another form of intersection traffic control. Fort Collins currently has two roundabouts at major intersections. At appropriate locations roundabouts provide an alternative to standard traffic signals or all-way STOPs that can provide a safer, more efficient, economically advantageous, and environmentally friendly way to move traffic along the roadway system. In the following section you can learn more about why Traffic Operations considers roundabouts a viable option for traffic management.
Roundabouts can be safer than other forms of intersection control. At appropriate locations roundabouts have been found to:
Slower vehicle speeds mean:
Roundabouts can be more efficient than other forms of intersection control. At appropriate locations roundabouts can:
Roundabouts can be cost effective:
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