TRB conducted a webinar on June 19, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. ET that presented basic concepts for implementing roundabouts to guide agencies in conducting community outreach during the implementation process. Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu
for information on accessing a link to the recorded webinar.
Despite data that shows that the modern roundabout is the safest most efficient form of intersection traffic control, there is still public and political opposition to its implementation in the United States. This webinar will offer guidance from government personnel with expertise and experience in responding to roundabout opposition at public hearings and local commission meetings.
- Jeffrey Shaw, Federal Highway Administration
- Brian Walsh, Washington State Department of Transportation
- William Britnell, Connecticut Department of Transportation
- Andrew Paul, Massachusetts, Department of Transportation
- Robin Lewis, City of Bend, Oregon
Moderated by: Jeffrey Shaw
- Introduction by Jeffrey Shaw: Summary of community outreach resources, speakers, and direct support available to federal, state, local, and tribal governments for successful implementation of roundabouts.
- Brian Walsh will share a strategy that was successful in the state of Washington and may be applicable to other states. Examples will include multiple intersection and roundabout corridor implementations as well as processes for community engagement.
- William Britnell will share community outreach efforts and best practices in Connecticut. Practices will include how geometric design and property access questions are required for outreach efforts.
- Andrew Paul will discuss successful community outreach and dialogue in implementing roundabouts on state highways in Massachusetts. Examples will include the challenges of converting a large rotary intersection into a safe and efficient modern roundabout.
- Robin Lewis will speak about community outreach efforts for roundabout implementation in the city of Bend, Oregon. She will explore case studies on working with freight trucking interests within the city street system and the emergency service provider community.
The first 90 minutes of the webinar is for presentations and the final 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.
- To learn about resources available from the Federal Highway Administration that can assist state and local governments with roundabout implementation.
- To understand the importance of having the outreach team include those from the government, consulting, and research communities who are knowledgeable of government policies and roundabout issues.
- To become more informed about using the basics of essential community outreach tools to develop a program for roundabout implementation, including by actively engaging the public throughout the planning, project development, design, construction and operational phase of a project.
- To apply lessons learned from completed projects where community outreach tool essentials have been used effectively and learn how to dispel myths about roundabouts during the community outreach process.
To increase awareness about how those from the freight, fire and non-motorized communities have specific concerns that will need to be addressed.
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- TRB and National Academies employees
- Chairs of TRB standing committees, sections, or groups
- Members of the media
- Employees of tribal governments
- Congressional staff members
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Professional Development Hour information:
A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person who registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate.
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This Summary Last Modified On: 6/25/2013