Mini Traffic Circles
Mini Traffic Circles, sometimes called neighborhood traffic circles, are circular traffic calming devices that are smaller in scale than roundabouts. Mini traffic circles are used to slow down vehicular traffic at unsignalized intersections and are designed for vehicle speeds of no more than 10 to 15 MPH. Like roundabouts, mini traffic circles typically feature a circular island often with landscaping in the center of an intersection. Unlike roundabouts, mini traffic circles often incorporate stop controls, rather than yield controls, for entering traffic. Landscaping, including bushes and trees, helps to focus road users’ attention on traffic approaching from the left.