TNJ Institute: Not Your Parents' Roundabout

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North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

1085 Raymond Boulevard

#17th Floor

Newark, NJ 07102

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Co-sponsored by FHWA Resource Center & NJTPA, this workshop will cover benefits, guidance and successful examples of roundabouts.

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Roundabouts: Not Your Parents' Traffic Circle Anymore

Roundabouts are a proven strategy for improving the safety and operations of intersections. Modern and compact, these traffic calming countermeasures place responsibility for traffic management upon motorist cooperation, thereby reducing the frequency and severity of intersection crashes.

Co-sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resource Center and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), this workshop will explore the benefits of roundabouts in different settings, highlight successful examples in the NJTPA region and across the United States, offer guidance on generating community and stakeholder support and teach you how to plan and develop a roundabout project in your community.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

8:30 to 9:00 AM:  Registration

9:00 to 9:15 AM:  Welcome

9:15 to 10:45 AM:  The Fundamentals of Roundabouts: Learn about roundabout fundamentals from US Federal Highway Administration experts.

  • SPEAKER: Hillary Isebrands, PE, PhD. Senior Safety Engineer / Team Leader, Safety and Design Technical Service Team, Federal Highway Administration Resource Center

10:45 to 11:00 AM:  Break

11:00 to 11:50 PM:  New Jersey Roundabouts: Explore examples of roundabouts implemented or underway here in New Jersey, the NJTPA’s Pilot Roundabout Program and lessons learned.

  • SPEAKERS: Sascha Frimpong, Director Local Programs & Project Development, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority; and William P. McGarrigel, PE, Project Manager, Urban Engineers

11:50 to 12:00 PM:  Virtual Roundabout Visualization: A newly developed virtual reality visualization by the NJIT Innovation Center and the NJTPA could help your community to understand how a roundabout might look and perform.

  •  SPEAKER: Rick Cippoletti, NJTPA Senior Manager, NJTPA Analytical and Planning Tools

 12:00 to 12:30 PM: Audience Q&A with Speaker Panel

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North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

1085 Raymond Boulevard

#17th Floor

Newark, NJ 07102

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