Roundabouts

Project Overview

Watch the informational video for the many benefits of roundabouts and how to navigate a roundabout.

Roundabouts provide a number of benefits. FDOT has a number of roundabouts across the state and are planning and designing many more.

 

Safety

  • Less crashes, 90% less fatalities and 75% less injuries
  • Less severe crashes
  • 10 – 40% less pedestrian/bicycle crashes
  • Roundabouts are safer for beginner and elderly drivers
  • Can be used in multiple road intersections

 

Time Savings

  • 30 to 50% increase in traffic capacity for intersection…less delay waiting at stops and signals

 

Environmentally Friendly

  • Reduces pollution (from cars not waiting at traffic signals), reduces noise, reduces fuel consumption
  • Roundabout islands can be landscaped with native plants and trees
  • Roundabouts generally take less land than traditional intersections as they don’t require turning lanes

 

Saves Money

  • Without traffic signals, no cost for traffic signals and yearly maintenance
  • Intersection still operates in power outages…no need for police to direct traffic
  • Roundabouts have improved sales at nearby businesses across the country as more people can walk or easily drive to locations compared to traditional intersection
  • Can act as a marker to a business or downtown district