This safety video, created by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Nevada Office of Public Safety, provides good information to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
Roundabouts provide for safer and more-efficient travel for commuters and pedestrians.
- National safety studies indicate roundabouts reduce vehicle collisions by 35% and injury-producing crashes by 76%.
- Roundabouts also improve traffic flow when replacing stop signs or traffic signals at intersections by as much as 75%.
- The findings of these studies show that injury crashes are reduced more dramatically than crashes involving property damage only. This is in part due to the configuration of roundabouts, which eliminates severe crashes such as left-turn, head-on, and right-angle crashes.
- By design, roundabouts encourage drivers to slow down to approximately 20 miles per hour, which improves safety for everyone, especially pedestrians and bicyclists.
- Roundabouts: An Informational Guide by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.
- Roundabout Q & A
Completed RTC Roundabout Projects
Virginia Street Near Lawlor Events Center at the University of Nevada, Reno
Virginia Street at Center Street/Mary Street
Eagle Canyon at Palm Springs Drive
La Posada at Rockwell Boulevard
Kietzke Lane at Neil Road Roundabout
The RTC completed a two-lane roundabout at the intersection of Kietzke Lane and Neil Road in 2007. The project involved the conversion of a four-way stop sign controlled intersection to a roundabout at the intersections of Neil Road, Kietzke Lane, and Del Monte Lane. The project also included adding dual right turn lanes at the southbound freeway ramps with traffic signal modifications, including new sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and a public art component. The project grand opening was celebrated on September 13, 2007.
Veterans Parkway at Geiger Grade Road Roundabout
The RTC completed the roundabout October 2011, linking Veterans Parkway to Geiger Grade Road. The project included widening Veterans Parkway from one to two lanes, installation of sidewalk and street lighting.