Design Guidance from the Big 3

2010 HCM, 2009 MUTCD, & 2nd Edition of Roundabouts: An Informational Guide

This interactive brown bag workshop will be presented by Ed Myers and Chris Tiesler of Kittelson & Associates, Inc, and Aimee Flannery of George Mason University. The presentation will provide an overview of roundabout guidance from the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the forthcoming 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), and the 2nd Edition Roundabout Guide, as well as findings from a pedestrian and bicyclist observational study conducted at multilane roundabouts. All three documents have been significantly updated to reflect advancements of the profession and the increasing prevalence of roundabouts in the United States. The recommendations provided in the updated documents will be analyzed against the findings of the pedestrian and bicyclist observational study conducted in the field, through focus groups, and in-field surveys.

We hope you can join us for this informative workshop as Chris, Ed, & Aimee highlight these updates and key information on these important topics. There is no cost to attend this brown bag lunch session and lunch will be provided. The workshop is equal to 2.0 professional development hours (PDH).

Some additional information regarding the location - the workshop will be held in the Main Conference Rooms on the 4th Floor of the Department of Public Works & Environmental Sciences building. Room numbers 400.06 and 400.08.

About the presenters:

Ed Myers, PE
Senior Principal Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Baltimore, MD

Ed developed Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA) first roundabout design guide and was a member of the team for FHWA’s Roundabouts: An Informational Guide, and is the principal investigator of NCHRP Project 3-65a, the current effort to develop the 2nd Edition. He was instrumental in the development of SHA’s roundabout program. Tasks accomplished include research, development of marketing materials, intersection operations studies, preparation of construction documents, and post-construction operations analysis. To date, over eighty roundabouts have been constructed on the Maryland’s state roadway system, with roughly 20 more in the planning/design/construction phase. He has also been involved in roundabout-related projects in across the country and is an instructor for roundabout short courses offered throughout the country.

Chris Tiesler, PE
Senior Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR

Chris is currently serving as a key team member for NCHRP Project 3-65a to develop the second edition of FHWA’s Roundabouts: An Informational Guide. Mr. Tiesler has served an integral role in numerous roundabout projects throughout the country involving the preliminary design of single and multi-lane roundabouts, developing conceptual design alternatives, and providing geometric design assessment of roundabout plans with regard to safety, multi-modal use and system wide considerations.

Aimee Flannery, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
President & CEO Working Energy Enterprise, LLC, Arlington, VA

Dr. Flannery is a transportation engineer specializing in highway operations, level of service modeling and safety analysis. Over the past 16 years, Dr. Flannery has maintained an active research career including studies in the area of highway operational analysis, roundabout analysis, urban street performance modeling, multi-modal quality of service/level of service modeling, identification of performance measures, survey methods, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and highway safety performance and analysis. Dr. Flannery has experience in project management, survey development and deployment, developing large scale data collection plans, database development, statistical modeling and analysis, data analysis and report writing at the federal, state, and local levels. In 2009, Dr. Flannery formed Working Energy Enterprise, LLC as a woman owned firm providing civil engineering professional services in the greater Washington, DC region and Illinois.