A single-lane roundabout in Dublin, Ireland. Photo by Lucas Miguel on Unsplash.
Roundabouts are becoming increasingly popular across the country—and for good reason. Their advantages are well-documented. Communities concerned about traffic safety or congestion can often make roads safer and quicker to navigate by implementing a roundabout.
Poorly designed roundabouts, however, can create just as many problems as they solve.
Here’s how civil engineers typically approach roundab…