Canadian Roundabout Design Guide

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EVENT:  One-Day Seminar

The TAC 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 provided 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).

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 US. 

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.


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