TAMC

Transportation Agency for Monterey County

For Bikes & Pedestrians

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Bicycling & Walking

Roundabouts are safer for pedestrians and bicyclists than traditional stop-controlled or signalized intersections because the travel speeds are lower and crossing distance is shorter. Splitter islands at the approach to the roundabout provide a refuge for pedestrians and enable crossing in one direction of traffic at a time.

Pedestrians

  • Walk around the outside of the roundabout and cross at the crosswalks.
  • Vehicles should yield to pedestrians upon entry and exiting the roundabout, however, pedestrians should ALWAYS look before crossing.
  • Do NOT cross through the middle of the roundabout or dwell in the circular median.

Bicyclists

  • Bicyclists can travel through the intersection
  •  as a vehicle by merging with vehicular traffic upon entering the roundabout and continuing around the intersection in the center of the lane to avoid being cut-off by other vehicles. Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians at crosswalks when exiting the roundabout.
  • Bicyclists also have the option of  travelling through the roundabout as a pedestrian in which case they dismount and walk the bicycle on the sidewalk.