Documents in the Category: Driveways

Extent and Impacts of the VA-DOT Exception Process for Access Management Design Standards

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has released a report that addresses Virginia’s standards and exemption processes for commercial entrance spacing. This report also observes the extent to which commercial access exceptions are used in Virginia, and the impact on crashes at these sites. The previous VDOT Road Design Manual details requirements that new commercial entrances meet certain minimum spacing standards, though landowners may request exemptions. 
 

NCHRP 875 Safety Impacts of Intersection Sight Distance

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NEW! NCHRP Research Report 875: Guidance for Evaluating the Safety Impacts of Intersection Sight Distance is a resource for practitioners involved in the planning, design, operations, and traffic safety management of stop-controlled intersections. It provides information on how to estimate the effect of intersection sight distance (ISD) on crash frequency at intersections and describes data collection methods and analysis steps for making safety informed decisions about ISD.

Combined AMAG & AM Manual

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 TRB's newest publications on access management draw on national and state research to respond to the need for a more coordinated approach to transportation and community design that preserves the safe and efficient movement of peoples and goods, provides supporting networks in developed areas, and reinforces desired urban form.

Model Land Development and Subdivision Regulations that Support Access Management

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 Effective local access management requires planning as well as regulatory solutions. Communities should establish a policy framework that supports access management in the local comprehensive plan, prepare corridor or access management plans for specific problem areas, and encourage good site planning techniques. Land development and subdivision regulations should be amended accordingly and communities may also consider a separate access management ordinance.

FDOT 2017 Complete Streets Handbook

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Complete Streets Handbook and new FDOT Design Manual will help us provide more context-sensitive roads by putting "the right street in the right place."   This draft document is under review until July 31, 2017

FDOT Complete Streets Policy Adopted September 17, 2014

Executive Summary

FDOT District 1 Driveway Connection Handbook

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This Handbook was prepared by FDOT District 1 

The Handbook is designed to generally follow the chronological order of process needed through the pre-application, application review, permit approval, and driveway construction processes.  

Chapters

CH1 Introduction

CH2 Pre-Application Procedures

CH3 Permit Submittal Requirements

CH4 Completeness & Technical Reviews

CH5 Notice of Intent

CH6 Permit Approval and Issuance

CH7 Construction Requirements

CH8 Violations

Access and Roadside Management Standards

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These standards and guidelines have been developed to establish uniformity for encroachments upon roads in the South Carolina State Highway System so as to provide for the safe and efficient movement of traffic while allowing reasonable access to abutting property. This document does provide a majority of the information needed for encroachments onto the State Highway System.

Recent changes include:

Access Management Application Guidelines (AMAG)

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TRB's Access Management Application Guidelines (AMAG) focuses on the applications of access management concepts and provides research-based guidelines on access management treatments and procedures for their applications. The AMAG is a how-to tool for continuing the evolution of access management applications in the United States.

ACHIEVING MULTIMODAL NETWORKS

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ACHIEVING MULTIMODAL NETWORKS

APPLYING DESIGN FLEXIBILITY & REDUCING CONFLICTS 

 FHWA-HEP-16-055 Aug 2016

This resource provides practical real-world planning and design information to help communities achieve connected pedestrian and bicycle networks. These networks help people of all ages and abilities get where they need to go, including to and from jobs, school, grocery stores, health care, recreation, and transit. Complete multimodal networks enhance access to opportunity for everyone and help reconnect communities.

Access Management Manual 2014 - 2nd Edition

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TRB’s Access Management Manual, second edition, provides guidance on a coordinated approach to transportation and community design that is designed to help enhance mobility, provide greater mode choice, and improve environmental quality. The content is interdisciplinary, with guidance pertinent to various levels of government as well as to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorized vehicles, including trucks and buses. Access management is addressed comprehensively, as a critical part of network and land use planning. Key updates include

2014 Proceedings from International Conference on Access Management Shanghai China

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Presentations from ICAM 2014 Sept 25-26, 2014

YouTube Video from Opening Ceremony

Younjie Zhang, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of Shanghai Highway & Transportation Society

Marc Butorac, Chair TRB Committee on Access Management Opening Remarks

Richard Cunard, TRB Representative

Hangie Lin, Vice Dean, School of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University

Influence of Road Cross Section on Access Spacing

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This report presents a study on the influences of select cross-sectional-related design elements (specifically median configurations and bicycle 
lanes) and their impact on crash severity and type, as well as the associated driver gap acceptance for turning maneuvers at midblock driveway 
locations on urban arterials. The primary goal of this proposed research is to better understand how the median and bicycle lane configurations 
can influence safety and operations at driveway locations.

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