Cities: Skylines 2 roundabouts – how to make a roundabout

Cities Skylines 2 roundabout

Cities Skylines 2 roundabout

Creating a road network is one of the first things you should do when building a city from scratch. When paving the streets of your town, you’ll have a selection of road types to choose from. In this guide, we’ll go over how to build some Cities: Skylines 2 roundabouts and how your city’s streets can benefit from them.

You’ll never run out of things to do in city-management games and building a working road network will open up your game to new tasks like setting up different modes of transportation and managing traffic. Having all of these tasks may seem overwhelming at times, but they are necessary for your city to grow and develop.

A few well-placed Cities: Skylines 2 roundabouts can have a significant impact on your city. Time to dive into the details of how to make one.

How to make roundabouts in Cities: Skylines 2

The first Cities: Skylines had a couple of different ways to make roundabouts and we can expect those methods to be available in the upcoming sequel. To make a roundabout, you can either choose one from the menu and place it on the map or build one manually. Here’s a more detailed look at how to make roundabouts with those two methods.

Place a pre-made roundabout

This method is pretty straightforward since you just need to place it on your map like you would any other road or building. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

  • Go into your Roads menu.
  • Open the Intersections tab.
  • Select a roundabout.
  • Place it in your preferred location.
  • Connect it to other roads.

As long as the roundabout is connected to the rest of your road network, motorists of your city should be able to utilize it.

Manually build a roundabout

If you want to take some liberty with the shape and size of your roundabout, you can also make one manually. You can follow these steps to make your very own traffic circle in Cities: Skylines.

  • Open your Roads menu.
  • Select the dirt road.
  • Form an X on the spot where you’ll place the roundabout.
  • Connect the ends of the X with curved roads to form a circle.
  • Connect the roundabout to the rest of your road network.
  • Delete the dirt roads you used to form an X.

Again, it’s important to make sure the roundabout is connected to your other roads, otherwise vehicles won’t be able to use it.

What is the benefit of using roundabouts in Cities: Skylines 2?

Roundabouts can be used in place of regular intersections to help ease the flow of traffic in certain areas. When normal intersections are formed in Cities: Skylines, traffic lights are automatically built. This will cause vehicles to slow down or stop, resulting in some traffic buildup.

Some people opt to turn off traffic lights at an intersection to speed up the flow of traffic, but this may not be as viable a tactic anymore since drivers in Cities: Skylines 2 can now crash everywhere. So if one particular intersection in your city is constantly backed up, building a roundabout in its place could solve the problem.

That wraps up our guide on Cities: Skylines 2 roundabouts. For more tips on playing the game, check out our guides on dealing with water pollution and using an incineration plant.

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