Roundabout Rendering

This is the Revised Preferred Plan for traffic calming on Midland Ave. between 8th St. & 27th St. that was developed from comments received at the public open house presentation.

We are continuing to take comments from the public and interested parties. We will review and consider all comments received. This revised plan will be recommended  for the City Council to consider as the final plan.  A presentation will be made by the design team during the January 17th City Council Meeting at approximately 6:00 p.m. you are welcome to attend this public meeting.

Liveable Streets Example

A modern roundabout is a circular intersection where drivers travel counterclockwise around a center island. There are no traffic signals or stop signs in a modern roundabout. Drivers yield at entry to traffic in the roundabout, then enter the intersection and exit at their desired street.

Studies by the Federal Highway Administration have found that roundabouts can increase traffic capacity by 30 percent to 50 percent compared to traditional intersections.

Roundabout from Virginia

Examples of traffic calming techniques include: landscaped curb bump outs to help reduce traffic speeds and the distance required for a pedestrian to cross a roadway; narrow streets; street islands and marked, signalized crossings to enhance pedestrian safety; street trees; and speed humps. Of course, another non-physical technique to slow down drivers is to set speed limits of 20-25 mph in downtown areas, historic neighborhoods, parks, school zones, and waterfront areas.