Canadian Roundabout Design Guide

Online /
Jan 20 - 21, 2025 /
Course Code: 15-0102-ONL25

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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
9:30am to 5:30 pm Eastern Time

You have the option of attending Day 1 or 2 or both days of the course.

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the TAC Canadian Roundabout Design Guide (CRDG).
  • Learn how to effectively use the CRDG alongside the TAC Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (GDGCR) and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (MUTCDC)
  • Develop a solid foundation in planning and designing modern roundabouts
  • Acquire essential knowledge of roundabout geometric design principles
  • Enhance your skills and confidence in implementing roundabout designs in real-world scenarios

This two-day seminar introduces the planning and design of modern roundabouts using the TAC Canadian Roundabout Design Guide.

Day One of the seminar covers planning considerations, including traffic analysis and assessment of where roundabouts may be preferred over stop-controlled or signalized intersections because of capacity, safety or life cycle costs, as well as issues associated with pedestrian and cyclist accommodation, public outreach and maintenance.

Day Two focuses on the geometric design of roundabouts and aspects of detailed design such as design checks, design vehicle accommodation, grading, signage and pavement markings, illumination and sightline requirements. This seminar is highly interactive, with numerous examples of as-constructed roundabouts in Canada, and each day features a hands-on problem to engage participants.

Who Should Attend
Traffic Engineers • Project Engineers • Transportation Engineers • Designers • Infrastructure Managers • Municipal Managers and Administrators • Traffic Planners • Transportation Planners • Consulting Engineers

Special Feature:
You have the option of attending Day 1, Day 2, or both days of the course. Each day will start with introductions and an overview of the seminar and learning objectives.

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Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day 1:

Roundabout Planning and Operations:

  • CRDG Introduction
  • Considerations in Roundabout Applications and Planning
  • Planning
  • Traffic Operational Analysis
  • Safety
  • Traffic Control Devices
  • Illumination
  • Landscaping
  • Pavement Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation

Day 2:

Roundabout Design:

  • Geometric Design (Part 1 – Design Process)
  • Geometric Design (Part 2 – Basic Design Elements)
  • Design Exercise –Single Lane Roundabout
  • Geometric Design (Part 3 – Multilane Design)
  • Design Exercise – Multilane Roundabout


Michael MacDonald, P. Eng.

Michael is a Senior Transportation Engineer at Harbourside Transportation Consultants – Dartmouth, NS.

He has over 28 years of experience in transportation, traffic engineering, and municipal design. He has managed various transportation projects, including highway and interchange design, roundabout design, traffic signal design, traffic studies, traffic modelling, and intersection modifications. Michael was the lead writer of the geometric design chapter of the TAC Canadian Roundabout Design Guide. He has presented numerous public consultation/information sessions to educate the public on the benefits of roundabouts and how to use them.

Michael has served as a project manager, lead designer, Arcady modeller and peer reviewer on roundabout projects in Canada and the U.S.

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There are 3 pricing options for this course and they are listed below.
Standard Pricing

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

Attend Day 2 only

$695 + taxes

  • 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 7 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

Attend Day 1 only

$695 + taxes

  • 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 7 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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