Improving Safety for People Walking and Biking at Roundabouts

Status:  Active
Project Start Date:  06/16/2023


Roundabouts have been shown to significantly improve safety overall, though the safety of vulnerable road users (e.g., pedestrians, bicyclists) in this context has been under researched. The proposed research will evaluate interactions between drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists at roundabouts across the state. A series of field studies will examine differences in driver behavior, including yielding and speed selection, at both entrances and exits of roundabouts with a variety of design and traffic characteristics. The results will provide critical guidance to MnDOT towards designing roundabouts that accommodate the needs of all users.

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