15th Avenue Traffic Sign Change

Tell Us What You Think

Participate in our survey and let us know your thoughts and experiences with the neighborhood traffic circles on 15th Avenue. The survey will be open though August 13. 

What is this Project all About?

15th Avenue, between the UO campus and Jefferson Street, is a residential street and popular bicycle route with four neighborhood traffic circles. The City is considering changing the STOP signs that accompany the neighborhood traffic circles along this corridor to YIELD signs in all directions as well as adding marked crosswalks. 

What is a Traffic Circle?

Neighborhood traffic circles are essentially smaller, more residentially-focused versions of roundabouts. They have a circular island in the center that direct traffic to drive counter-clockwise around the center island toward their desired destination. They also calm traffic by reducing travel speeds and removing traffic lights. Without a traffic light, the “need to beat the light” mentality is diminished, and traffic can move more smoothly at a constant speed without completely coming to a stop. Instead, drivers yield to oncoming traffic before entering the circle. This is the key word – yield.

Picture of a Neighborhood Traffic Circle

Where are the Traffic Circle Located on 15th Ave?Map showing traffic circle locationsTraffic Circles can be found on 15th Avenue at the intersections of:

  • Washington St
  • Lincoln St
  • Charnelton St
  • Ferry St

How Can I Get Involved?

You can participate in our survey