Roundabouts

The first roundabout in the County of Wellington is located in the Village of Elora and was installed in the fall of 2009 at the intersection of Metcalfe Street and McNab Street.

The County will also begin constructing a roundabout in the Village of Arthur in Wellington North commencing Spring 2015.

Here are nine tips on how manoeuvre around a Roundabout:

  1. Slow down when approaching a roundabout
  2. Keep right of "splitter island"
  3. Choose the correct entry lane
  4. Observe the crosswalk and yield to pedestrians
  5. Move to the yield line and wait for a gap in traffic before entering the roundabout. Yield to all traffic (including cyclists), regardless of their position
  6. Do not enter beside someone already in the roundabout because they may be exiting. Drivers in the roundabout have the right-of-way
  7. Within the roundabout always travel counterclockwise and do not stop you have the right-of-way over entering traffic
  8. Do not pass other vehicles in the roundabout and give large vehicles extra space
  9. As you approach your desired exit, use you right turn signal and take the exit while maintaining a slow speed.

Visit the Region of Waterloo's website for more general information on roundabouts.

Illustrations of the roundabout at the intersection of Frederick, Eliza, Gordon and Domville Streets in Arthur.

Arthur Roundabout Aerial View

Arthur Roundabout Sketch

Instructional videos: How to Safely Use Roundabouts

Roundabouts and Pedestrian Safety

 Roundabouts and Large Vehicles

External links for more information on Roundabouts

For a more in-depth video watch the Region of Waterloo's video called How the heck do you drive in a roundabout?!

 

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