Canadian Roundabout Design Guide

EVENT:  One-Day Seminar
TIME: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
COST: TAC Member $695 /Non-Member $895
EARLY-BIRD: TAC Member $595 /Non-Member $795
GROUP RATES are available for 5 or more individuals, from the same organization attending on the same date.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Toronto, ON
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Early-bird ends September 19, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hamilton, ON
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Early-bird ends September 19, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Edmonton, AB
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Early-bird ends September 27, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Winnipeg, MB
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Early-bird ends October 18, 2018

The Canadian Roundabout Design Guide (2017) provides information and guidance related to the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and safety of roundabouts in Canada. The guide was developed to help roundabout designers and decision makers provide consistency and guidance across the country. This seminar will provide an overview of the contents of the Guide, and how to use it in conjunction with the TAC Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (GDG) and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (MUTCDC).


Those registering for a seminar will receive a 15% discount when they purchase one copy of the Canadian Roundabout Design Guide (2017) in print (PTM-CRDG-E) or e-book (PTM-CRDG-E-EBK) formats. A promo code will be provided as part of the seminar confirmation email. Offer valid until 2018-11-16.

Seminar Outline

  • Considerations in Roundabout Application
  • Planning
  • Traffic Operational Analysis
  • Safety
  • Geometric Design
  • Traffic Control Devices
  • Illumination
  • Landscaping
  • Pavement Design, Construction, Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire knowledge about the contents in the Guide 
  • Understand how to use the Guide in conjunction with the GDG and the MUTCDC

Target Audience

  • Designers, traffic engineers, transportation engineers, project engineers, transportation planners, municipal managers and consulting engineers 


Michael MacDonald, Senior Transportation Engineer, Harbourside Transportation Consultants – Dartmouth, NS
Michael has over 21 years of experience in transportation, traffic engineering and municipal design. He has managed various transportation projects on highway and interchange design, roundabout design, traffic signal design, traffic studies, traffic modeling and intersection modifications. Michael was the lead writer of the geometric design chapter of the TAC Canadian Roundabout Design Guide. He has presented numerous public consultation/information sessions to educate the public on the benefits of roundabouts and how to use them. Michael has served as a project manager, lead designer, Arcady modeler and peer reviewer on roundabout projects in Canada and the U.S. 

Michael Skene, Principal, Watt Consulting Group – Victoria, BC
Mike has over 35 years of experience in managing and designing transportation infrastructure in municipalities across Canada. He has built a reputation as an innovator and a pioneer in community-based transportation planning and traffic engineering. Mike introduced some of the first roundabouts in British Columbia as a traffic control alternative, and has experience in research and accommodation of visually impaired pedestrians at roundabouts. Mike led the development of the Canadian Guide to Neighbourhood Traffic Calming, and Bikeway Traffic Control Guidelines for Canada. On behalf of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, he developed safety conscious planning principles that have been applied throughout the province and is an instructor for TAC’s Accommodating Cycling Facilities seminar.

Gene Chartier, Vice President, Paradigm Transportation Solutions Limited – Toronto, ON
Gene has over 26 years of private consulting and municipal government experience in transportation, civil engineering and urban planning. His work covers a broad range of fields, including traffic engineering, land use and transportation planning, road design, construction management, municipal engineering, and development review. Gene played a fundamental role in developing the TAC Canadian Roundabout Design Guide, the Canadian Guide to Neighbourhood Traffic Calming, and the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Promoting Sustainable Transportation through Site Design. Gene was the lead instructor for the Ontario Good Roads Association Intersection Design Course for over 15 years.