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Signalised Roundabout Design for Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety
A difficult problem was reviewed by ViaStrada at the request of a road controlling authority. An urban arterial road with a 50 km/h speed limit intersected a 100 km/h rural arterial at a large (60 m diameter) roundabout with two circulating lanes of traffic. A range of options was considered.
This technical note discusses a suggested solution where the roundabout would be signalised so that pedestrians and cyclists are able to cross onto the central island and off again to provide a direct and safe crossing of the rural arterial road. The paper also highlights the tensions within the five objectives of the NZ Transportation Strategy.
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IPENZ study tour blog
Submitted by megan on 28 October, 2016 - 05:00Read more...
My final destination - New York, New York (note: since I've had Frank Sinatra in my head for the last five days, I seriously considered writing this blog to his tune, but decided to spare you). The flashing lights here are not limited to Broadway - the NYC Department of Transport has joined the party and started operating flashing yellow arrows at certain signalised intersections.