ViaStrada and CDM Research have carried out research on bicycle lanes at roundabouts for Austroads that was first presented at the 2012 Bike Futures conference in Melbourne. In comparison to other intersection controls, roundabouts have shown to have lower crash rates for motorised vehicles. However, the risk for cyclists at these intersections is often greater, especially in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, and there is conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of cycle lanes at roundabouts.
Axel Wilke was asked to give a presentation to the Otago / Southland branch of the Transportation Group. The presentation is a slightly modified version of the conference presentation to make it more relevant to a Dunedin-based audience.