Roundabout Field of View - Sarasota

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Roundabouts with raised landscaped centers are safer, and prettier. ... when the entering driver’s field of view is constrained to focus the driver’s attention directly to his left as he positions to …

Roundabouts with raised landscaped centers are safer, and prettier. ... when the entering driver’s field of view is constrained to focus the driver’s attention directly to his left as he positions to merge into the flow, without being distracted or confused by what’s happening elsewhere in the roundabout..

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  • 1. Some examples of USA Roundabouts Field of View Constrained for Safety & Aestheticswww.sarasotaconnectivity.com 5 13 2012rod warner
  • 2. Field of ViewConstrained Viewreduces accidents & aids thru flow
  • 3. Benderson University Pkwy Town Center “as is” Constrained Field of ViewEntering Driver attention focus on looking left (aesthetics strong)
  • 4. Ringling @ Pineapple “as is” Unconstrained Field of ViewDriver distracted by view of all action in the roundabout (aesthetics weak)
  • 5. Five Points Roundabout “as is” Constrained Field of ViewEntering Driver attention focus on looking left (aesthetics strong)
  • 6. Carmel, IN: no direction sign pollutionCenter Raised to Constrain Field of View
  • 7. Carmel, IN no direction sign pollution in center & Landscaping/wall constrains Field of View. (photo from Time Magazine, Sept 2008)
  • 8. Nashville, TN, signage pollutes beauty (bad) & Sculpture constrains Field of View (good)
  • 9. Kansas roundabout with high growth Constraining Field of View
  • 10. Coral Gables, Florida- no yellow direction signs in the center & Fountain constrains Field of View
  • 11. Ft. Pierce, Fl. – raised center constrains field of view & no direction signs in center
  • 12. Tampa, Fl, Aquarium – no yellow direction signs in center & Landscaping constrains Field of View
  • 13. Hilton Head, SC: no direction sign pollution in center & Landscaping constrains Field of View.
  • 14. Carmel, IN, downtown -no direction signs in center & Fountain constrains Field of View.
  • 15. Carmel, IN, downtown: no direction sign pollution in center & Fountain constrains Field of View.
  • 16. Hagerstown, MD-no direction sign pollution in center & Landscaping constrains Field of View.
  • 17. Ringling @ Pineapple “as is” Unconstrained Field of ViewDriver distracted by view of all action in the roundabout (aesthetics weak)
  • 18. Field of ViewConstrained Viewreduces accidents & aids thru flow