Designing with Impact

July 14 2015
Designing with Impact

A clean slate for the roundabout/traffic circle.  For decades it was miscast into a purpose (especially in New Jersey) of a high speed, major highway connection instead of its true calling, providing mobility for low and mid volume roads in downtowns, rural areas, and in our retail cores.  No need for long left-turn bays or out of the way jughandles, instead you get an ever progressing stream of traffic, letting left-turns, u-turns, right turns all safely occurring one after another.  At a roundabout, everyone is equal, cars wait their turn and accelerate through that magical center circle.  At Stonefield we look at roundabouts as a major tool in our toolbox.  Roundabouts help build connectivity, create a sense of space, and keeps traffic moving.