Roundabout Planning, Operational Analysis & Design Course


December 5, 2016 8:15 am - December 6, 2016 4:30 pm

Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South
7230 Argyll Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 4A6
Ph. 780-465-7931



After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of roundabouts in the overall roadway/traffic planning process
  • Perform an operational/traffic analysis to determine necessary laneage and allow for selection of safe
  • Understand the correlation between operational analysis and geometric design
  • Determine how to avoid the mistakes of poorly planned, designed and/or constructed roundabouts

Course Description:

In this course you will learn how roundabouts can address challenges and competing project objectives within our roadway system, such as: operations, safety, access needs, truck/freight movements, and pedestrian/bike safety facilitation.

Day one

Day one will focus on the operational analysis tools and procedures (HCM model & UK-based Rodel/Arcady), with hands-on exercises to determine the necessary laneage for optimal safety and operations.

Day two

Day two will focus on geometric design of roundabout applications in various contexts, including hands-on exercises to facilitate the selection of optimized geometrics.

Course Topics:

  • Geometric design – capacity & safety
  • Signing, pavement markings, landscaping
  • Public involvement – informed consent
  • Case studies – best practices
  • Modern roundabouts – traffic engineering
  • Planning benefits
  • Access management
  • Street/pedestrian & cycling design treatments
  • Operational analysis

Who Should Attend:

Traffic Engineers • Project Engineers • Transportation Engineers • Designers • Infrastructure Managers • Municipal Managers & Administrators • Traffic Planners • Transportation Planners • Consulting Engineers