Write a one-to-two-page paper (not including title page or references, submit as a Word document). Use
Times New Roman or Calibri, font size 12, one-inch margins, double-spaced. Don’t forget to cite inside the
paper. Be sure to include references at the end.
Read Case Study 34: Roundabouts (Case Studies are located at the end of the textbook). Then do the
1. Explain the creative middle ground approach.
2. Identify the conflicting interests/values of safety, efficiency, cost, and equal access. Be sure to consider
the codes and laws.
3. Identify the options or courses of action available to an engineer on the project and list them as
discussed in the text.
4. Recommend a course of action for an engineer based on the creative middle ground approach. Explain
why this is the recommendation.
To think about: At the extremes, one engineer could focus on the cost of the project and keep the cost at its
lowest and not fully consider ADA compliance and the safety of those with disabilities. At the other extreme,
another engineer might not consider the cost of the project at all and design an extremely elaborate system
in which the only focus was the safety of people with disabilities. In this case study, you will determine the
outcome for an engineer using the creative middle ground approach.