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Roundabouts in SLO

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Roundabouts when feasibly are the City’s preferred intersection control within the City due to the vehicle speed reduction, safety, and operational benefits of roundabouts. Roundabouts also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offer improved aesthetics compared to a traffic signal as an opportunity for landscaping, public art and gateways.

Take a look at the City's Roundabout Fact Sheet for additional information!

Also, check out these user videos to see how simple it is to navigate a roundabout at a driver, bicyclist and pedestrian.

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FAQs

  • I think traffic will be more congested or too slow through a roundabout compared to a signal—is this true?
  • Roundabouts: Who has the right of way when I approach/enter the intersection?
  • What about those little roundabouts with stop signs on Chorro (i.e. what is the difference between a roundabout and a neighborhood traffic circle?)
  • Where will roundabouts be installed in SLO?
  • Why is the city installing roundabouts—aren’t they are too confusing?
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