Roundabouts with raised pedestrian crossings (Wombats) create a safe and accessible environment for all road users. And it’s great to see this now appear in the Austroads Guide to Road Design Part 4B: Roundabouts. 

An evaluation of the installation of wombat crossings (Candappa 2014) showed that installing raised pedestrian crossings reduced vehicle speeds, improved compliance by all road users and assisted drivers, riders and pedestrians understanding of the intersection. 

Before and afters: Bendigo CBD