Introduction to Roundabouts

Course Number: T-8006
Credit: 8 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Vincent D. Reynolds, P.E., M.B.A.
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Overview

In Introduction to Roundabouts, you'll learn ...

  • The three categories of roundabouts
  • The characteristics of roundabouts and design considerations for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit vehicles
  • Space requirements and potential applications for roundabouts to consider in the planning stages
  • Effects of geometry, traffic flow and driver behavior on roundabout performance

Overview

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Credit: 8 PDH

Length: 131 pages

Traffic circles have been used in the U.S. since 1905. The modern roundabout, developed in the United Kingdom, was developed to rectify problems associated with traffic circles.

This course will provide information that will guide the engineer in planning, designing and constructing several types of roundabouts. This 8 hour course also addresses the safety and operational characteristics of roundabouts and gives crash statistics that will educate the reader on the positive effects of utilizing roundabouts.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • History of roundabouts and their function
  • Design speeds for roundabouts
  • Comparison and contrast of roundabouts and signalized intersections
  • Benefit cost ratio of roundabouts
  • Safety of roundabouts
  • Different types of roundabouts and their application
  • How to calculate density and capacity for a roundabout
  • How to determine the level of service
  • How to forecast traffic for a roundabout
  • Environmental benefits of using roundabouts

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 40 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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Length: 131 pages

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