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Traffic Circles
by Kay Tracy

Circles! I am not talking about crop circles, or alien visitations, though the circles I will discuss may seem a foreign idea. I am referring to traffic circles.

Also known as a roundabout, their purpose is to increase safety while reducing speeds at intersections and eliminating cross-traffic turning. They can also improve traffic flow while saving on costs of things like stop or signal lights and the power to run them. There might be a few extra signs, but the trade-off is worth it…

Read more in our Fall 2021 You Can Do It! issue.

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