IPIT Director Xiao Qin featured expert on safety of roundabouts in multiple news outlets

In September, Xiao Qin, UWM Institute for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation director and Lawrence E. Sivak ’71 Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, explained why roundabouts have increasingly become popular, their safety benefits and the history behind them.

His research found a significant reduction in serious crashes in more than two-thirds of the places where traditional intersections were replaced by roundabouts. Qin also shared that in addition to safety benefits, roundabouts also better for the environment, make traffic more efficient and ultimately cost less to maintain than other intersection types.

This story was picked up by multiple media outlets.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story

TMJ4 Broadcast

WBAY Broadcast