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Roundabouts

Roundabouts are newer traffic control measures that have proven to be effective at keeping traffic flowing.


In Barrhaven, we have several roundabouts with more on the way tto provide much-needed traffic relief.






How to use a roundabout effectively (as a driver)

⬇ Reduce your speed when approaching a roundabout (maintain the slow speed until you have exited the roundabout)


🚸 Watch for pedestrians and cyclists and be prepared to stop if necessary.


🚗Vehicles in the roundabout have the right of way.


2️⃣ For two-lane roundabouts, exits must be made from the proper lane (look at appropriate sinage at the roundabout). Changing lanes within the roundabout is not permitted.

  • Turning left: enter through the leftmost lane

  • Turning right: enter through rightmost lane

  • Going straight: look at the signage, it will indicate whether one or both lanes can be entered to go straight

  • Once you're in the roundabout, follow the pavement markings to guide you to your desired exit.


➡Use your right signal when exiting. This helps traffic flow and promotes safe driving.


Check out this cool guide by the City of Ottawa!


How to use a roundabout
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How to navigate a roundabout as a pedestrian

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