ACCESS MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK

Access management is defined as the control of driveways and intersections to maintain safety at a roadway's full traffic carrying capacity. This handbook discusses access management. Chapter 1 defines the terms used throughout the handbook. Chapter 2 addresses current problems, including traffic congestion resulting from unplanned roadside development along arterial roadways, and the need for collaboration between state and local governments. Chapter 3 explains the basic principles and benefits of access management. Benefits include preserving highway capacity, reducing crashes, and enhancing economic vitality. Chapter 4 describes and illustrates types of access management strategies that are best suited for the local level, including strategies to limit driveway numbers and remove slow turning vehicles from the arterial. This chapter also suggests access management strategies related to other issues like transit pedestrians. Chapter 5 shows how a comprehensive plan plays an important role in developing and implementing a local access management program. This chapter also discusses some of the unique issues involved with retrofitting existing corridors. Chapter 6 discusses how to involve the public in support of a community's access management project.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00803581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 8 2003 12:00AM