Roundabouts Contribution in Road Safety Enhancement, Urban Revitalization and Sustainable Mobility Promotion
K. Karagiannis1, S. Grigoriadis2, N. Eliou3
1. University of Thessaly, Polytechnic School, Department of Civil Engineering, Road Construction Laboratory.
2. National Technical University of Athens, School of Architects, School of Urban Studiesy.
3. University of Thessaly, Polytechnic School, Civil Engineering Department, Professor, Road Construction Laboratory Director.
Urban areas come up against significant traffic problems which are directly connected to the needs of movement. One of the tools that is used for the resolution of the problems is the redesign and rearrangement of existing infrastructure. The ultimate goal is to form an integrated, safe, sustainable, multimodal transportation system that will both satisfy the need for safe, shorter commutes, and ensure quality living in the center and neighborhoods of the Town.
The implementation of modern roundabouts is part of this direction, which are designed in such a way as to do more efficiently satisfying the traffic flow of urban intersections and at the same time improving the image of the urban environment and the quality of life of citizens and visitors. The object of this work, through the systematic measurements carried out in the City of Volos, is to draw conclusions about the effects of the construction of the roundabouts on parameters such as traffic flow, road safety and accessibility for pedestrians and the PWDs.
Key words: Roundabouts, Road Safety, Accessibility, Sustainable Mobility, Urban Revitalization.
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