The City's roundabouts are located at:
- Lorne Street at 3rd Ave (Downtown)
- Dallas Drive at Todd Road (Dallas)
- Highland Road at Qu'Appelle Boulevard (Juniper Ridge)
- Pacific Way at Aberdeen Drive (Aberdeen)
Pacific Way/Aberdeen Drive Roundabout
What is a roundabout?
A roundabout is a type of one way, circular intersection that directs motorists to travel counterclockwise around a central island.
Benefits of a roundabout
- slows traffic
- provides for continuous movement of traffic
- decreases traffic delays and congestion
- provides a safer intersection as the design allows no opportunity for right-angle or head-on collisions
- reduces braking, idling, engine noise, air pollution, and fuel consumption
- lower operation and maintenance costs compared to fully signalized intersection
Tips For Motorists
On the approach to the roundabout
- Reduce your speed.
- Yield to all pedestrians using the marked crosswalks located at each approach to the roundabout.
Entering the roundabout
- Wait for a safe and sufficient gap in the circulating traffic before entering the roundabout and proceed to your right.
- Traffic already inside the roundabout has the right of way.
Circulating in the roundabout
- Circulate until you reach your desired exit.
- Never stop in the roundabout unless traffic conditions require it or there is an emergency.
- If you are in the roundabout when an emergency vehicle approaches, DO NOT STOP IN THE ROUNDABOUT. Stop and allow the emergency vehicle to pass you only once you have exited the roundabout.
Exiting the roundabout
- Signal a right turn in advance of your exit.
- As you exit, yield to pedestrians who may be using the crosswalk.
Tips For Pedestrians
- Cross only at the marked crosswalks located at each approach to the roundabout.
- Look and listen for approaching traffic.
- Although you have the right-of-way, only cross when there is a safe and sufficient gap in traffic, or when all approaching vehicles have stopped.
Tips For Cyclists
- Negotiate a roundabout in the same manner as a motor vehicle, yielding to traffic that is already circulating, and using proper signaling techniques to exit.
- Ride close to the centre of the lane.
- If you must cross the roadway, dismount and cross as a pedestrian would using the designated crosswalks.
Traffic and Transportation
105 Seymour Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 2C6
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