continued “Right now, roundabouts are not the safest feeling places to cross the street and as drivers, we’re used to crosswalks being at the corners of roadways,” said Bullough. The hope is to make drivers and pedestrians feel safer traversing roundabouts as they emerge as a more popular roadway option.
Bullough said the findings of the experiments might not become DOT mandates for installing roundabouts, but Lighting Center suggestions can give engineers more design options.
Crews at the Bethlehem site will come to install the vegetation and lighting early in the week. It will be removed at the end of the testing period.
“There won’t be a giant billboard or anything saying people are about to enter an experimental zone,” said Bullough. “Some people may not even notice anything has been changed.”
Researchers are asking anyone who travels through the roundabout during the week, both drivers and pedestrians, to submit feedback about their experience. To do so, contact Bullough at email@example.com.