New traffic roundabouts are unsafe for pedestrians
Garret Gersin, et. al. v.
The Road Commission for Oakland County
Suit alleged that the Road Commission for Oakland County’s (RCOC) plan to install roundabouts at three different West Bloomfield intersections failed to comply with the ADA preventing disabled pedestrians from moving freely across the affected intersections. A landmark settlement was reached with the RCOC in March of 2008 for the installation of roundabout safety equipment at each installed roundabout. In the order, a 43 page outline details the timeline for installation and research of the state of the art automated pedestrian safety equipment. The RCOC recently completed installation of both the High Intensity Activated Crosswalk System and a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon.
Suit filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of three disabled Oakland County, Michigan residents against Road Commission for Oakland County’s (RCOC).