Tag: Traffic Calming

What’s a Mini Roundabout, and Why Is It Effective?

One type of roundabout design starting to gain traction in the United States is the mini roundabout, which features a reduced diameter (50 to 90 feet) with a traversable central island, allowing buses and trucks to travel over the top of it. Passenger vehicles are expected to use the circular roadway around the central island.Read More »

Cities Find Shared-Use Streets Just Woonerf-ul

A new old street design concept with a funny name is popping up in communities throughout the world. The woonerf (click here for pronunciation) is Dutch for “living street” and is reminiscent of an Old World village square. A woonerf-styled street is shared by cars, trucks, bikes, and people without the need for traffic lights,… Read More »