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Roundabouts with Pedestrians & Bicycles

Picture 2. Shorter, Setback Crossings

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

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Page last modified on December 1, 2015.
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