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Roundabout Planning, Design and Implementation

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Feb 24 - 25, 2022 /
Course Code: 12-0238-ONL22

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

Overview

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:

  • Have a good general understanding of roundabouts and where they are (and are not) appropriate
  • Have an understanding of the trade-offs associated with intersection design and what aspects of roundabout design maximize safety for all users
  • Know what operational analysis is required in order to design a roundabout with an appropriate level of traffic capacity
  • Acquire a basic knowledge of roundabout geometric design
  • Learn about the detailed design, maintenance and traffic information system associated with roundabouts

Description:
This two-day course is an introduction to the planning and design of modern roundabouts.

Day One of the course covers planning considerations, including traffic analysis and assessment as to 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 grading, signage and pavement markings, illumination and sightline requirements. The capacity analysis discusses ARCADY, SIDRA and HCM methodologies. The course is highly interactive with numerous examples of as-constructed roundabouts in Canada, and each day features a hands-on problem to engage participants.

Course Outline:

  • Roundabouts vs traffic circles and rotaries
  • Roundabout applications and safety
  • Accommodating pedestrians and cyclists
  • Roundabout capacity analysis and operations
  • Roundabout signage and markings
  • Controlling vehicle speeds at roundabouts
  • Developing basic horizontal design composition
  • High-speed and multi-lane approaches
  • Roundabout design checks
  • Design principles and pitfalls

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 or 2 or both days of the course. Each day will start with introductions and an overview of the course and learning objectives.

More Information

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


Please note: You can check other time zones here.

Syllabus

Day 1:

Roundabout Planning and Operations:

  • Roundabouts vs traffic circles and rotaries
  • Roundabout applications and safety
  • Life cycle costing
  • Public outreach
  • Hand-on problem #1 - determine roundabout lane configurations
  • Roundabout capacity analysis
  • Traffic operations at roundabouts

Day 2:

Roundabout Design:

  • Controlling vehicle speeds at roundabouts
  • Accommodating pedestrians and cyclists
  • Accommodating the design vehicle
  • Developing basic horizontal design composition
  • Hands-on problem #2 - sketch a single-lane roundabout
  • High-speed and multi-lane approaches
  • Roundabout detailed design checks
  • Design principles and pitfalls

Instructor

Michael MacDonald, P. Eng.

Michael MacDonald, Senior Transportation Engineer, Harbourside Transportation Consultants – Dartmouth, NS. He has over 21 years of experience in transportation, traffic engineering and municipal design. He has managed various transportation projects on highway and interchange design, roundabout design, traffic signal design, traffic studies, traffic modeling 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 modeler and peer reviewer on roundabout projects in Canada and the U.S.




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$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
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  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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