London is now in Step 3 of the Provincial Roadmap to Reopen. In alignment with Step 3, the City of London has expanded additional in-person City services in accordance with the new regulations.
A roundabout is a circular intersection where two or more roads meet. Traffic circulates through them counter-clockwise, to the right of a centre island. All entering vehicles must yield to traffic already in the roundabout.
Roundabouts have a number of benefits over traditional intersections, including:
When driving towards a roundabout, slow down, please be mindful of others, and look for pedestrians and cyclists. There are a number of other important things you must do before safely entering the roundabout:
When you're in the roundabout:
To exit the roundabout safely:
Pedestrians should always wait for gaps in the traffic and only cross when it is safe to do so. Never cross to the central island of the roundabout. Cross the roundabout one direction at a time traveling around the roundabout using the pedestrian islands and sidewalks.
Experienced cyclists may ride through the roundabout as if they were any other vehicle. Before entering the roundabout, cyclists should carefully move into the centre of the appropriate travel lane. They should stay in the middle of the lane until they are clear of the roundabout. Less experienced cyclists should dismount and cross the roundabout as pedestrians.
Large vehicles may need to use more than one lane when approaching, within and exiting the roundabout. Give large vehicles plenty of room to navigate within the roundabout. Do not pass a large vehicle when driving.
Within the roundabout, large vehicles may also need to use the truck apron. A truck apron allows large vehicles like trucks and buses more space to safely turn.
If you see an emergency vehicle while driving and have not yet entered the roundabout, pull over to the right if possible and allow the emergency vehicle to pass you.
If you are in the roundabout when you see an emergency vehicle, drive around to your intended exit. Leave the roundabout completely before you pull over to the right. Then let the emergency vehicle pass you. Never stop inside the roundabout.