Tulsa traffic goes round and round
Thursday, January 24th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
The city has installed an English style traffic circle - what's called a "roundabout" in England, in a north Tulsa neighborhood.
A true traffic circle is smaller than a roundabout and is designed to slow traffic by placing an obstruction in the roadway. The Admiral Place "traffic circle" is actually a roundabout â€“ theyâ€™re growing in popularity here in the US as a way to safely control traffic without causing collisions. Mark Brown, Tulsa city traffic engineer: "Actually a roundabout like out at Admiral is made to handle traffic, to make it flow better, these are made to really slow traffic.â€
Roundabouts and traffic circles actually reduce collisions at intersections - and help make those that do occur less serious - since cars meet at their sides instead of head on.
The north Tulsa roundabout is located at 1800 N Denver.