Without going round and round.
Circular intersections are increasingly common around Winnipeg and other Manitoba communities. Without stop signs or lights, traffic flows counterclockwise around a centre island, with connecting streets that branch out like the spokes on a wheel. In residential neighbourhoods, the loops help slow down traffic to increase safety for road users. On larger streets, they increase traffic flow while reducing the number of potential collision points: Research shows they reduce fatal collisions by nearly 90 percent and injuries by up to 76 percent. But how exactly do they work?