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UMaine Study: More 'Roundabouts' in Maine's Traffic Future
01/22/2013   Reported By: Tom Porter

They may look curious to the uninitiated, but "roundabouts" are being increasingly touted as the way forward when it comes to dealing with traffic flow. In case you haven't seen one, a roundabout is an island at a road junction, a circular one-way intersection that flows around a central island and means fewer traffic lights. University of Maine Civil Engineering Professor Per Erik Garder has recently completed a two-year study, commissioned by the New England University Transportation Center, analyzing the design and the navigability of roundabouts looking at drivers of all ages. He spoke with Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter.

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Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter speaks with University of Maine Civil Engineering Professor Per Erik Garder about his study on the design and navigability of so-called "roundabouts," which are increasingly being used to improve traffic flow.




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