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Turbo Roundabout

Multi Award Winning Turbo Roundabout wows judges

 

The Turbo Roundabout built in Bedford has scooped another award, this time for its academic inspiration. PTRC Education and Research Services Ltd presented Bedford Borough Council with the award for the best “sustainable transport solution” after reviewing a report on the design of the Turbo Roundabout.

 

The roundabout, which is located along Union Street in Bedford, is a pedestrian and cyclist friendly design which aims to reduce all road casualties without causing any increase in road congestion.

 

The award, which will be presented to Bedford Borough Council at the Transport Practitioner’s Meeting in July, accompanies the award won recently by the Council in the CIHT 2015 Awards for Innovation.

 

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport, said “Bedford Borough Council is always looking for new and innovative ways to make the borough’s roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians, without affecting traffic flows. The Turbo Roundabout is a fantastic example of how new ideas can make traffic-heavy junctions safer for vulnerable road users; road traffic safety will continue to be a priority for Bedford Borough Council and we welcome the roundabout’s continued success.”

 

Bedford Borough Council will host a major conference on modern roundabouts today, Thursday 9th July, in Bedford. There will be around 50 delegates attending, including experts from London, Brighton, Cambridge, Oxford and Dublin, Ireland. The conference will cover roundabout designs and end with a visit to Bedford’s own award-winning Turbo Roundabout at the junction of Union Street and Clapham Road.  This is the first ever turbo-roundabout in Britain, which has generated significant interest across Britain and internationally.

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