Roundabouts were the key to the
transfiguration of the character, safety, and operation of a central corridor
in the City of Green, Ohio. This presentation will provide the history of
transportation studies in this corridor, the process that led to roundabouts
being considered and selected, and the distinct and grand benefits that roundabouts had on the transformation of this corridor.
This once unattractive,
congested, difficult to access corridor, with a high crash occurrence, was
turned into an attractive, efficient, bicycle and pedestrian-friendly
corridor. The elimination of signalized intersections and direct left turns to
or from the many driveways significantly improved safety along the corridor. Roundabouts provide convenient U-turn locations to allow for that left turn
access. Challenges and successes during the project development process will be
discussed, including analysis methods, public involvement, and construction.
We will also share public reactions to the roundabout dating to the start of the project.