Roundabouts are catching on

Roundabouts are popping up everywhere in the Triangle.

There are at least a couple in Chapel Hill, and another was built recently on N.C. 751 near Erwin Road in Durham. Two others are in the works on sections of Geer Street in the Bull City.

Roundabouts are becoming a fixture in new subdivisions in Wake County, too. The Bedford at Falls River subdivision in North Raleigh has seven of them.

And Raleigh city planners may add two on Hillsborough Street. The Hillsborough Street Partnership will hold a community forum from 8:15 a.m. to noon today, at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, 27 Horne St., to discuss priorities and review six major projects for the street, which include roundabouts and landscaping.