A traffic circle is a raised island located in the centre of an intersection. Its purpose is to slow down travel speeds, reduce the chance of accidents and discourage traffic from short-cutting through residential neighbourhoods.
How Safe is a Traffic Circle Compared to a Standard Intersection? [PDF]
Navigating a Traffic Circle
Vehicles are required to travel through the intersection in a counter-clockwise direction around the island (i.e. keep to the right of the island). A vehicle already in the intersection has the right-of-way over one entering. As with any uncontrolled intersection, if two vehicles arrive at the same time, the vehicle to the right has the right-of-way.
What are the 'Rules of the Road' for Traffic Circles? [PDF]
Traffic Circles in Richmond Hill
In Richmond Hill, traffic circles are found in newer residential subdivisions:
Rollinghill Road & Glenis Gate
Rolling Hill Road & Tower Hill Road
Tower Hill Road & Wicker Drive - Mockingbird Drive
Jefferson Forest Drive & Arden Valley Street
Jefferson Forest Drive & Shadow Falls Drive
Tower Hill Road & Selwyn Road
Selwyn Road & Hearthside Avenue-Alpaca Drive
For more information, contact the Planning & Regulatory Services Department at email@example.com or (905) 771-8910.