TE-38 Roundabouts: Balancing Safety & Mobility for All Users (online)

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CEUs:  CEUs: 0.75

This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program. Reduced rates are available to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies only.


This course grants 0.75 CEUs and 7.5 AICP CM credits. (Pending AICP Approval)


The course will guide transportation practitioners through the evaluation and design aspects for roundabouts within a multimodal and complete-street context. Topics to be covered include lane configuration, traffic operation evaluation, bike and pedestrian design, signing and striping, right of way, drainage, and landscaping consideration. Additionally, we will discuss planning and policy, safety, public involvement, operation, geometry, and other design components. The instructor will explain lessons learned from past practices in a variety of jurisdictions including California, other states and other counties. Students who wish to receive an evaluation of real life practice are encouraged to attend.

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Topics Include

  • Benefits of roundabouts
  • FHWA and Caltrans policy and guidelines
  • Public involvement
  • Accessibility for all users
  • Roundabout vs Traffic Signal
  • Roundabouts vs Interchanges
  • Arterial roadway roundabouts
  • Mini and urban compact roundabouts
  • Odd shaped roundabouts
  • Roundabout constraints
  • Series of roundabouts
  • Traffic circles
  • Capacity analysis and traffic operations
  • Geometric parameters and concept design
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Bicycle accommodation
  • Signing, striping, and other traffic control devices
  • Right-of-way considerations
  • Landscaping
  • Civil engineering considerations
  • Drainage
  • Maintenance
  • Ice procedures

What You Will Learn

At the end of this course, students will understand the principles and working concepts of roundabouts within contexts of policy, planning, public involvement, design and operation. Students will also learn about capacity analysis, crash rates, traffic calming, right of way impacts, geometric design principles, sight distance criteria, traffic operations, pedestrian and bicycle treatments, landscape, drainage as well as other system considerations. The class will evaluate many roundabouts implemented in the US, as well as other countries in Asia and Europe.

Who Should Attend

This course will benefit transportation professionals who are involved in planning, feasibility study and design of roadway projects that may incorporate proposed intersection modifications and traffic calming. Attendees will be able to quickly assess considerations for installing roundabouts as an alternative to traditional intersection controls. This course is targeted to expand the knowledge of individuals with some background in evaluation and design of intersections and other mobility improvement projects, although such background is not a prerequisite for attending this training.

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Cancellation fee is $75. There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided we receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options, you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

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