Attention community leaders, transportation advisory panel members and
planners, health and senior policy advocates for livable neighborhoods,
engineers and technicians, walkable and bikable streets supporters, safe
“EMBRACE THE ROUNDABOUT”
One-Day Workshop in Burlington, Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Presenter: Mark T. Johnson, PE
MTJ Roundabout Engineering, Madison, Wisconsin
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This workshop focuses on the all-modes “intersection safety belt” conducted by American pioneer roundabout designer and researcher Mark T. Johnson, PE. http://www.mtjengineering.com/
Johnson works regularly with local governments and communities through the gritty public meetings and hearings it takes to bring new technology to fruition, change that increases vastly both safety and service to our streets and highways for all who walk, bicycle or travel by motor vehicle.
Location: Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.
Time: Sign in: 8 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Workshop: 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sponsors: Burlington Neighborhood Planning Assemblies 2/3 & 4/7
Co-Sponsors: UVM Center on Aging Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission AARP Vermont Addison County Regional Planning Commission Northwest Regional Planning Commission VTrans Vermont Local Roads Program Lamoille County Planning Commission
Workshop Topics Include: 1. ABCs of roundabout design (capacity, size, trucks, delay, walk and bike modes, comparison to signals/signs). 2. Recent design developments. 3. Intersection case analyses, including one or more from Burlington. 4. Gaining public acceptance and support. 5. Other topics--pollution, gasoline use and global warming reductions; land use and economic benefits; traffic calming, scenic quality, and roundabout corridors.
The Roundabout: Fights sprawl. Rescues seniors from their high intersection fatality rates. Constitutes central path to walkable/bikable neighborhoods/downtowns. Slashes walk/bike/car occupant serious injuries about 90%. Drops intersection gas use/pollutants/global warming gas about 30%. Boasts highest capacity for all modes. Easily fits over 90% of all busy intersections. Facilitates healthy walk/bike lifestyles and safe school routings. Brings economic vitality and higher density growth. Enhances scenic quality. Twinned with cycle track to assure safe, comfortable cycling for all. Because of high rates of senior fatalities intersections when driving or walking, AARP advocates converting signalized intersections to roundabouts.
New Era, New Needs: The young millennial generation drives less, 12% less get driver licenses, and increasingly choose to live and work in urban and town centers car independent. But our walk/bike infrastructure remains antiquated or non-existent. The U.S. once first and now 15th in highway safety faces growing walk and bike fatalities, car fatalities still too high. Every three years a fatal injury occurs in Burlington—six at signalized intersections since 1998—the majority on foot and bicycle, and a third seniors. The roundabout keys the march to safety for all modes at intersections.
REGISTRATION: “EMBRACE THE ROUNDABOUT WORKSHOP”
Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
Presenter: Mark T. Johnson, P.E. Venue: Waterman Memorial Lounge, UVM, Burlington VT
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For further information contact: Tony Redington, NPA 2/3 Steering Committee, TonyRVT99@gmail.com, telephone 802-343-6616 1/25/2015