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What is a Roundabout?
A roundabout is a circular intersection designed to slow traffic while lowering delays. Operations are improved by smooth flowing traffic, with less stop and go than would be experienced at a signalized intersection. A roundabout can improve safety for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Their advantage also lies in providing a more aesthetically pleasing intersection design, since there is less pavement and the center island offers an opportunity for landscaping features that create a distinctive entry point to a community.

Principle Behind Using a Roundabout
The general principle behind using a roundabout is Yield at Entry. A motorist approaching a roundabout must slow down, yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk, and yield to traffic already in the roundabout. Then when a gap in traffic is present, it's a simple maneuver similar to a right turn onto a one way street. Once in the roundabout, proceed around the center island and take the desired right hand turn.

Roundabout Brochure
Roundabout: General Information and Driving Instructions