Saturday, January 4, 2014


Roundabouts at U.S. Schools and Colleges and the way they got there..

Below is a post by a volunteer group, TheCITYalliance, Sarasota, FL who organized a large number or responses to a request of those participating on the Kansas State University roundabout listserv for examples of high schools with roundabouts.....the following provides a list just circulated along with web addresses to view the sites.  With 300-400 new roundabouts each year (probably over 4,000 by the end of 2014) many more schools will have roundabouts, the "safety belt" intersection as part of the traffic circulation.   New roundabouts will serve approaches schools in LaGrange and Malta, N.Y. and Burlington, VT gets its first busy street roundabout in 2017 at the corner of Locust and Shelburne Streets where a large elementary school is located.

January 2, 2014 message posted on the Roundabout Research listserv by TheCityalliance

Thanks to all  who offered school sites.  An impressive roundabout list, updated today.   We are sending this list to school administrators hereabouts to add to our school board’s one example that just happened to be roadside of the roundabouts-in-series Honore Ave corridor, listed below as Fruitville Elementary.  My impression is that most of these were local initiatives – no state DOT involved.

Our advocacy team regards a school site roundabout as “training wheels” (a school word coming) teaching parents, new teen drivers, and children how well roundabouts work – a lesson that should reduce pushback and accidents elsewhere when signalization is changed out to this better safer alternative – whataconcept= taught new drivers and parents being roundabout advocates. Your emailed list of 19 high schools, 13 middle, 19 elementary, and 14 universities closes with this message:

To us, these and other modern roundabouts at schools show roundabouts can quickly unwind vehicle drop-off/pick-up back-up, are safer for parents and students walking to and from school, and deliver angst relief more safely and quickly to fans driving to and from football stadium parking areas.  The modern roundabouts record of safety and mobility benefits for schools encourage funding construction where feasible.

High Schools
·         Eastridge HS – Woodbury, MN, built 2008-09
·         Clarke County HS, Berryville, VA
·         Bay Port High School, Green Bay, WI
·         Carrboro HS, Carrboro, NC
·         Edgewood HS, Trenton, OH
·         Curtis Jr and High School, University Place, WA
·         Dublin Jerome HS, Dublin, OH.
·         Lake City HS, Coeur d'Alene, ID
·         Columbia HS, Nampa, ID
·         Olathe North HS in Olathe, KS
·         Olentangy Orange HS, Lewis Center, OH
·         Woodinville HS, Woodinville, WA
·         Clinton HS, Kenansville, NC
·         Todd Beamer HS, Federal Way , WA
·         Redding School of Arts,  Redding, CA
·         Parkland HS, Winston Salem, NC
·         South HS & Johnson JrHi, Cheyenne, WY
·         Monroe HS, Monroe, WA
·         Spring Grove HS, PA, (ellipse)
Middle Schools
·         JFK Middle, Clearwater, FL
·         Olentangy Orange Middle, Lewis Center, OH
·         Blackburn Middle, Jackson, MS
·         Hart Middle, Rochester Hills, MI
·         Randleman Middle, Randleman, NC
·         Main Street Middle, Montpelier, VT
·         Bay View Middle, Green Bay, WI
·         Olentangy Orange Middle, Lewis Center OH
·         Spring Grove  Middle, PA
·         Sampson Middle, Kenansville, N
·          Ladera Ranch Middle/Elementary School, Ladera Ranch, CA
·         Main Street Middle School, Montpelier, VT
·          Hilliard Middle & Scioto Darby Elementary, Hilliard, OH,
Elementary Schools
·         Windermere Elementary, Windermere, FL
·         Fruitville Elementary, Sarasota, FL video at 3:45 into 
·         Ogden Elementary, Ogden, NC 
·         Morgan Elementary, Clemmons, NC
·         DG Cooley Elementary  Berryville, VA
·         Morris Grove Elementary, Chapel Hill, NC
·         Creekside Elementary, Durham, NC
·         Truscott Elementary, Loveland, CO
·         Sunflower Elementary, Lawrence, KS,
·         Paxson Elementary, Missoula, MT
·         Eastview Elementary, Monticello, MN
·         First Ward Elementary, Charlotte, NC  
·         Randleman Middle School, Randleman, NC 
·         Cherokee Elementary, Cincinnati, OH 
·         Cotton Elementary, San Antonio, TX
·         Sunny Hills Elementary, Issaquah, WA  
·         Sunset Elementary, Bellevue, WA   
·         Freedom Trail Elementary School, Lewis Center, OH
·         Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
·         Ohio University, Athens, OH
·         Duke University, Durham NC – Research Drive
·         Duke University, Durham NC - Towerview Drive.
·         University of Maryland, College Park, MD
·         NC State University, Raleigh, NC
·         Vassar College, Poughkeepsi, NY
·         Campbell University , Buies Creek, NC
·         Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro, NC
·         Davidson Community College,  Thomasville, NC
·         University of North Carolina School of Arts, Winston Salem,
·         University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC
·         Lake Worth Community HS, Lake Worth, FL
·         Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Even Canada - this video of all the moving parts working together  at
·         St Mary’s High School, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

In a roundabout way, Happy New Year to you all!

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