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Last Updated: 2018-02-09

Did you know modern roundabouts can reduce fatal crashes by as much as 90%? These safe, efficient traffic structures are proven to reduce the number and severity of vehicle and pedestrian accidents.

Hundreds of communities throughout the United States are using roundabouts because of the numerous benefits. Some of the most important are:

  • Reduces injury accidents by 75 percent and fatal accidents by 90 percent.
  • Increases efficient traffic flow up to 50 percent.
  • Helps the environment by reducing carbon emissions by double digits.
  • Decreases fuel consumption by as much as 30 percent.
  • Costs less than traffic signals and does not require expensive equipment or maintenance.
  • Provide aesthetic benefits for the community.
Roundabout N. 25th St. at M St.
Roundabout N. 25th St. at M St.

                     N. 25th St., M St., Jefferson Ave.                     

Motorists and pedestrians are able to experience safer methods of travel by understanding the concept of the roundabout and how traffic operates within it. They're easy to use, just follow the motto!

  • Slow down to 15-25 mph when entering.
  • Let vehicles already circulating go ahead.
  • Obey all one way signs.
  • Watch for pedestrians, bicyclists, emergency and large vehicles.

Modern Roundabout Animations

You will experience how easy it is to enter and exit a modern roundabout and what will result with improper use.

Richmond Roundabouts


Additional Resources

Contact Information:

Dept of Public Works
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Customer Care Center: 3-1-1
or (804)646-7000


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