LAND USE CONTROLS AT INTERCHANGES

IN CALIFORNIA THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAS DELEGATED LAND USE PLANNING ENTIRELY TO THE LOCAL JURISDICTIONS. THE STATE TERMINATES ACCESS CONTROL AT FREEWAY RAMPS WHERE THE TRAFFIC HAS CLEARLY ENDED ITS FREEWAY RIDE AND HAS BECOME A PART OF THE LOCAL TRAFFIC STREAM. IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR LAND USE IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF INTERCHANGES. REASONS ARE DETAILED FOR THE DISAGREEMENT OF CALIFORNIA WITH THE CHANGE IN THE DESIGN STANDARDS FOR THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM WHICH PROVIDE THAT AT INTERCHANGES ACCESS WILL BE CONTROLLED ALONG THE CROSS STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FT FROM THE RAMP INTERSECTION IN URBAN AREAS AND 300 FT FROM THE RAMPS IN RURAL AREAS. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT A COOPERATIVE EFFORT INCLUDING THE LOCAL AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR LAND USE PLANNING SHOULD BE MADE FOR BETTER PLANNING AND ENGINEERING STANDARDS TO CONTROL UNDESIRABLE TRAFFIC SITUATIONS NEAR INTERCHANGES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 1-13, 5 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Hill, G A
  • Publication Date: 1966-12

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  • Accession Number: 00200818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 35 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 1994 12:00AM