U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Callout box contains a diagram, a photo, and explanatory text. The diagram shows a crosswalk setback — the distance between the crosswalk and where vehicles enter/exit the roundabout. It also shows how the setback allows for a shorter crossing distance for pedestrians.
The explanatory text reads as follows: "Shorter, setback crossings. Pedestrians cross a shorter distance of only one direction of traffic at a time since the entering and exiting flows are separated. Drivers focus on pedestrians apart from entering, circulating and exiting maneuvers."
The photo depicts pedestrians safely crossing traffic into a pedestrian refuge at a roundabout.
Photo Source: City of Santa Cruz