Accommodating Small and Large Users at Roundabouts

Roundabout designs should be balanced to accommodate the mix of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorized vehicles (such as cars, buses, trucks, oversize loads, etc.) expected to use the intersection. Each user class has different characteristics and time/space requirements, and optimizing the design for one user class often reduces the suitability for other users. The task of the designer is to find the design trade-offs that optimize safety and operations for the entire mix of users of the intersection under consideration. This paper highlights a variety of issues related to "small" users at roundabouts, principally pedestrians and cyclists, and "large" users at roundabouts, namely trucks.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.
  • Monograph Title: 2009 Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Transportation Association of Canada - Transportation in a Climate of Change

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01149376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TAC
  • Created Date: Jan 28 2010 7:23AM