Institute of Transportation Engineers

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Roundabout Committee

Traffic Engineering Council

Executive Committee
Chair: Gary W. Schatz, City of Austin, Austin, TX,
1st Vice Chair: Daniel J. Spann, RPM Transportation Consultants, LLC, Nashville , TN,
2nd Vice Chair
: Michael Mastaglio, Philadelphia, PA,
Secretary: Rachel Price,
Communication Chair: Philip Rust,
Staff Liaison: Edward Stollof, Senior Director, Safety Programs, ITE, 202-785-0060 x 132,

Elevating and Spreading our Collective Roundabout Knowledge
The ITE Roundabout Task Force (Task Force) has a diverse membership of over 60 people representing 26 states and 4 countries. This page is being updated on a continuing basis.

The goal of this Task Force is to provide products and services that advance the knowledge of roundabouts within the engineering profession and promote broader acceptance of roundabouts by the public. The Task Force will take a holistic view of roundabouts and will work to disseminate roundabout information and products to better serve the ITE membership at all levels. The Task Force will also strive to disseminate roundabout information in a timely manner.

Helping Public Officials Promote the Benefits of Roundabouts
The Task Force will serve as a forum for transportation practitioners to discuss design practices, considerations, and standards affecting the design of roundabouts and become a resource for and actively work with policy makers in the transportation industry to develop a better understanding of the benefits roundabouts can provide to the transportation network.

Bridging the Roundabout Education Gap
During the first Task Force meeting, EDUCATION stood out overwhelmingly as the greatest need our profession faces when it comes to roundabouts. Although EDUCATION was the overarching greatest need, the notion of who needs to be educated was widespread. Education is needed at all levels, for some agencies it is engineers, planners, policy makers, decision makers, and for others, it is council members, the general public, project and community stakeholders, maintenance and construction staff, and for some, it is everyone.

Initial Momentum
One of the first efforts of the task force was to our members to contribute the technical articles are included in this issue of the ITE Journal. We are extremely gratified that so many individuals have contributed to both the standard long-form articles and the news-related articles. This is a testament to the commitment of the individuals on the task force concerning everyday job-related technical engineering and policy-related issues concerning roundabout topics.

What’s next?
The Task Force is working on a Roundabout Outreach Toolbox that will be a series of one to four page briefings on a wide range of roundabout topics (i.e. design philosophy, dispelling myths, maintenance issues, capacity, pedestrians/bike, visually impaired, access management, etc.) The Task force also sponsored roundabout sessions at the ITE Technical Meeting in Phoenix, AZ in March 2009 and will be sponsoring sessions at the ITE Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX in August 2009. We are working on a number of other initiatives and consider our efforts to date an excellent start since we have only been in existence for less than one year.

Council Home

2013-2014 Business & Communications Plan

Northeastern U.S. Roundabouts Peer Exchange

Task Force Presentations

Roundabout Professional Development

Compendium of Presentations March, 2009 – ITE Technical Conference

Roundabout Content in ITE Journal Articles

Roundabout Research Resources

State and Local Agency Roundabout Resources

Federal Agency Roundabout Resources

ITE Bookstore: Featured Product

ITE Task Force Projects

Task Force Minutes

Task Force Agendas


Task Force Presentations

Professional Development LogoRoundabout Professional Development

ITE 2009 Technical Coference LogoCompendium of Presentations

Roundabout Research Web sites

State and Local Agency Roundabout Resources

Federal Agency Roundabout Resources

Enhancing Intersection Safety Through RoundaboutsITE Bookstore: Featured Product

ITE Task Force Projects

Task Force Minutes

Task Force Agendas

ITE JournalRoundabout Content in ITE Journal Articles

July 2010

February 2009

March 2009

  • Safety News
    • Commission for Global Road safety calls for Moscow Ministerial Conference Recommendations: New Roads must be Safe Roads
    • Some Roundabout Mileposts
      By Ken Sides, P.E., PTOE, AICP, Senior Professional Engineer, City of Clearwater,FL, USA

April 2009

  • Safety News
    • The New ITE Roundabout Task Force
      By Hillary N. Isebrands, P.E., ITE Roundabout Task Force Chair, Edward R. Stollof, ITE Roundabout Task Force Staff Liaison and Brian Gilleran, P.E., ITE Roundabout Task Force Friend
    • Following a Good Design Through Construction
      By Leah Ness, P.E., Traffic Engineer, Ayres Associates
    • NCHRP 3-65A, Update of FHWA’s Roundabouts: An Informational Guide
      By Lee A. Rodegerdts, P.E., Associate Engineer, Kittelson & Associates Inc., Portland,
      OR, USA and Justin A. Bansen, P.E., Senior Engineer, Kittelson & Associates Inc.,
      Orlando, FL, USA

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