Technical Resources

Roundabout Standing Committee

Mission: To save lives by accelerating the transition to safe intersections

Chair: Lindsey Van Parys, GHD, Roseville, CA USA
Vice Chair: Mark Johnson, MTJ Roundabout Engineering, Madison, WI, USA

To become a member, please add yourself to the Roundabout Standing Committee’s ITE Community.

Every roundabout has a story.
From inception to implementation, please share your story on our ITE Community Blog for a chance to be published in the ITE Journal, present at the annual meeting, and participate in our webinar series showcasing roundabouts on the ground.  We look forward to celebrating your roundabout with you!

What’s next?
We are writing a roundabout marketing guide (for engineers posing as extroverts).  To help, please sign up with Phil Rust.

ITE Roundabout Committee: Affordable Roundabout Webinar Series

Big Results with a Mini Roundabout
Mark McCulloch, Washtenaw County Road Commission
Tuesday, April 23rd from 2:00PM-3:30PM Eastern
Webinar Question Log

National Roundabouts Week 2019

“To change is difficult. Not to change is fatal.” – William Pollard

Roundabouts save lives. The more severe the collision, the less likely it is to occur with a roundabout in place. According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Highway Safety Manual, roundabouts reduce the most severe crashes by about 80 percent when compared to conventional stop-controlled and signalized intersections. National Roundabouts Week is September 16–20, organized by the Federal Highway Administration. Click here to read more. 

“Give roundabouts a fair shake.”

National Roundabouts Week is September 16–20, organized by the Federal Highway Administration. ITE would like to remind you of our current policy: “ITE recognizes the safety, operational, and sustainability benefits of well-designed roundabouts and recommends the use of roundabouts be considered when intersections are being planned, designed, or modified.”

Round things (Part 1) - Washtenaw County Road Commission Click here to watch.

Round things (Part 2) - Washtenaw County Road Commission Click here to watch.

Roundabouts are more affordable than you think.

National Roundabouts Week is September 16–20, organized by the Federal Highway Administration. ITE’s roundabout committee is showcasing affordable roundabouts in a series of webinars. The inaugural episode is “Big Results with a Mini Roundabout” by Mark McCulloch, with the Washtenaw County Road Commission. Click here to watch.

Roundabouts are gaining serious traction.

National Roundabouts Week is September 16–20, organized by the Federal Highway Administration. Roundabouts are powerfully effective, becoming more affordable, and are gaining serious traction. There are roundabouts in every U.S. state. They are a fully scalable intersection control option, providing dramatic safety and calming benefits, while simultaneously providing mobility benefits.

Click here to learn more and contribute.

Join the Institute of Transportation Engineers, get roundabouts.

National Roundabouts Week is September 16–20, organized by the Federal Highway Administration. ITE invites you to review the many roundabout resources available to members. ITE’s online roundabout community has more than 300 members you can reach out to any time, day or night. ITE’s Roundabout Standing Committee is focused on saving lives by accelerating the switch to roundabout intersections. In addition, ITE publishes reports, technical briefs, and guides that convey fundamental information about roundabouts. Join today and get roundabouts.

Here's a freebie:  TRB’s International Roundabout Conference is in Monterey, CA, May 18-20, 2020.

Click here to learn more.

 

National Roundabouts Week 2018

Help for friends of skeptics.

Do you know a Fire Chief or a school Principal who doesn’t like roundabouts? Have you tried reasoning with them but they won’t listen? A Fire Chief is more likely to trust another Fire Chief (with roundabout experience) over a roundabout “expert” who has never driven a fire truck. ITE’s Roundabout Standing Committee maintains a list of engineers who know Fire Chiefs (and semi-truck drivers, and snow plow drivers, etc.) willing to share their roundabout experience with their counterparts.


Roundabouts featured in the Institute of Transportation Engineers ITE Journal.

National Roundabouts Week is September 17–21, organized by the Federal Highway Administration. ITE Journal recently featured two articles on roundabouts.

Will Stein's article from the August issue is about the benefits of roundabouts with a smaller footprint and lower cost. With more than 100 regular-sized roundabouts in Minnesota, they now have 8 mini-roundabouts and are planning more. (Spoiler alert:  they are more capable than their name implies.)

The theme for the March issue was Vision Zero. Lindsey Van Parys and Phil Rust wrote an article on escalating roundabouts: Cutting Corners to Save Lives.


Join the Institute of Transportation Engineers, get roundabouts.

National Roundabouts Week is September 17–21, organized by the Federal Highway Administration. ITE invites you to review the many roundabout resources available to members. ITE’s online roundabout community has 270 members you can reach out to any time, day or night. ITE’s Roundabout Standing Committee is focused on saving lives by accelerating the switch to roundabout intersections. In addition, ITE publishes reports, technical briefs, and guides that convey fundamental information about roundabouts.  Join today and get roundabouts.


Institute of Transportation Engineers:  “Give roundabouts a fair shake.”
 
National Roundabouts Week is September 17–21, organized by the Federal Highway Administration. ITE would like to remind you about our current policy on roundabouts, adopted in 2012: “ITE recognizes the safety, operational, and sustainability benefits of well-designed roundabouts and recommends the use of roundabouts be considered when intersections are being planned, designed, or modified.”

 

 

“To change is difficult. Not to change is fatal.” – William Pollard

Roundabout imageRoundabouts save lives. The more severe the collision, the less likely it is to occur with a roundabout in place. According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Highway Safety Manual, roundabouts reduce the most severe crashes by about 80 percent when compared to conventional stop-controlled and signalized intersections. National Roundabouts Week is September 17–21, organized by the Federal Highway Administration. Click here to read more.