On Monday, July 2nd, Rebuild Indy’s twitter account posted their major project fact sheet. Linked are 5 different pdf files that mention the installation of roundabouts. The fact that these are happening without much public fanfare might speak to the fact that this style of intersection is becoming quite common in the region, but I believe these will be the first modern roundabouts on major roads to be built in Indianapolis. I’ll get to the pluses and minuses later in the article, but first, links to the locations.
Last week, the contributors at Urban Indy relayed some positives and negatives of roundabouts, and I thought it would be good to simply list them out.
At the moment, I think it is a good move for these intersections to be transformed into roundabouts. Their automobile-oriented character is not likely to change in the near future. As for 10-15 years in the future? That remains to be seen. What do you think?