Neighborhood traffic circles, or small roundabouts, on residential streets manage the flow of users and reduce the number of conflict points at intersections. Drivers may continue through intersections at slow speeds without stopping. This creates an efficient, slow flow and minimizing noises and emissions. Traffic circles can be designed with materials that allow emergency responders to drive over part or the entire circle.
Traffic circles are a good alternative where STOP signs are not warranted by engineering guidelines
Mountable curbs should be used where emergency vehicles or larger trucks require access in constrained spaces
Community partners are responsible for maintaining any plantings within a circle