2014 ICAM Gary Sokolow: The Changing Focus of Access Management

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Gary Sokolow

The Changing Focus of Access Management

This paper seeks to demonstrate the importance of expanding the orientation of access management of the major roadway system beyond the goals of maintaining high-speed through movement. Speeds can be managed, without increasing congestion. The paper also addresses how access management and design can better relate to pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transportation. The profession must be more aware of the land use and community context where access management techniques are being app lied. Context changes over time and it also changes by location. Therefore, the same approach will not be appropriate on all segments of a roadway or in all countries or regions. A change in the focus of access management with regard to context is consistent with recent trends in transportation and urban planning. 

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