Master of Business Economics alumna speaks to Toronto Star about the social cost of roundabouts

Alumna Ela Shadpour spoke to the Toronto Star about the social cost of roundabout versus signalled intersection, the topic of her Master of Business Economics research project.

Her study found that accident rates are higher —much higher when roundabouts are first installed, compared to signalled intersections — but most of them were minor. Changing lanes or knowing what lane to exit in, “that’s what’s very confusing, at the earliest stages,” said Shadpour.

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