If you’re a life long resident of Greater Sudbury, you may not have encountered too many traffic roundabouts in your travels. The first one in Sudbury opens Monday, November 25, 2019 on the Maley Drive extension in front of College Boreal. Don’t avoid it, because this is just one of three we’re going have in conjunction with the Maley Drive project. Learn to use it…roundabouts really make sense and can move higher volumes of left-turning traffic at lower speeds, so it’s safer. If you’re not sure what to, what this video that the city put together to explain it, and some other great information on roundabouts.

In a nutshell, here’s how to use a roundabout.

-Slow down when you approach the roundabout.
-Watch for signs and choose the correct entry lane.
-Stop for pedestrians. Pedestrians in the crosswalk have the right of way.
-Yield to all traffic already in the roundabout, including cyclists.
-Give large vehicles extra space.
-Signal in the direction you want to go as you’re approaching the roundabout.
-When the coast is clear and there’s a gap in traffic, proceed into the roundabout.
-Never pass another vehicle in the roundabout.

And, the official song of the roundabout era in Sudbury is from Ratt…Round and Round of course!

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