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Roundabout Palooza - Roundabout Design and Education, and Alaska to Connecticut Roundabout Projects

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  • Moderator: Ken Sides, P.E., CNU-a, LCI, Senior Transportation Engineer | Sam Schwartz Engineering | Tampa, Florida, USA

    Ken Sides has been instrumental in some three dozen constructed modern roundabouts, mostly as Owner’s Project Manager. He has authored eight articles on the topic of modern roundabouts. He is a long-standing member of the Transportation Research Board Roundabout Standing Committee and Chair of the ITE Standing Roundabout Committee. He is an accredited member of the Congress of New Urbanism, is certified by the American Bicycle League to teach bicycle safety and is certified by the Florida Bicycle Association as a qualified Ride Leader / Ride Master. As a roundabouts course instructor for the National Highway Institute, he teaches engineers why and how to avoid overbuilding modern roundabouts.

  • Jordan Pike, P.E., PTOE, Senior Civil Engineer | HEB Engineers, Inc. | North Conway, New Hampshire, United States

    Jordan has been involved with the roundabout committee over the last year with supporting the design guidance project. He has 15 years of roundabout experience, mostly with Connecticut DOT, where he was involved with the design of over a dozen roundabouts. He continues to pursue modern roundabouts in New Hampshire and Maine.

  • Jonathan French, P.E., Engineering Data Manager | Maine DOT | Augusta, Maine, United States

    Jonathan has 20 years of experience with MaineDOT and has been involved with several roundabout projects and recently an award winning project. He has been supporting the roundabout committee with webinar presentation on roundabout education and enforcement, and the Committee project involves the various state laws for roundabout operations as well as the driver education practices and roundabout-specific curriculum for each state (if any).

  • Mark T. Johnson, P.E., Principal Engineer | MTJ Roundabout Engineering | Madison, Wisconsin, United States

    Mark Johnson, an early roundabout adopter, founded MTJ Roundabout Engineering in 2005 after 12 years of public- and private-sector work.
    Early on, Mark realized the importance of design optimization and received extensive training and mentorship from Barry Crown (a UK-based roundabout expert). Mr. Crown’s mentorship imparted the significance of the interrelationship between geometric design, safety and operational performance. Mr. Crown had this to say about Mark: “Asking the right questions is an invaluable skill that sets Mark apart from others, and he thinks 'big picture' before drilling down to the details.”
    Mark works on project teams throughout North America to ensure well-received, successful projects.

  • Todd Price, P.E., District Preconstruction Engineer | Georgia DOT | Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    Todd is a 22 year professional engineer with Georgia DOT and involved with dozens of transportation projects including an ITE award winning roundabout project.

  • Joe Balskus, Director of Transportation Systems | VHB, Inc. | Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States -- Vice Chair, Roundabout Committee

    Joe serves as vice chair of roundabout committee and has studied, or designed or constructed over a dozen roundabouts in CT including three opened in 2021. He has 33 years of progressive transportation experience in southern New England. He has presented at ITE and TRB conferences and was part of the inaugural ITE Roundabout committee formation in 2008.

September 22, 2022
Thu 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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