Resolution No. 2019-75, which was adopted by the City Council on April 15, 2019, has established that roundabouts may be considered at some intersections as it may improve intersection operations to increase pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle safety. As new intersections are planned and constructed, the potential control method should be evaluated based on metrics such as cost, safety, and operational efficiency. Modern roundabouts are a form of intersection control that have proven to be highly efficient, safe, and environmentally responsible. The analysis to determine appropriate intersection control is called ICE (Intersection Control Evaluation). Implementing roundabouts has several community benefits, including:
- Maintaining moderate traffic flow.
- Reducing potential conflict points and severe collisions.
- Decreasing pedestrian crossing distances.
- Enhancing pedestrian and bicycle safety.
- Shortening vehicular queues.
- Improving roadway aesthetics.
- Decreasing environmental impacts due to reduced vehicle fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

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* 1. Should the Circulation Element include a policy to develop roundabouts at existing intersections with capacity, efficiency, or safety problems, where feasible? (Choose one.)

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