This report classifies access management techniques and presents methods for estimating the safety and operational effects of the different techniques. For some techniques, quantitative assessment was not practical and case studies are presented to demonstrate good and poor practice. This report will be very useful to those developing access guidelines and policy and those analyzing specific access situations.
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This digest summarizes findings of National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 3-52A, "Impacts of Access-Management Techniques." NCHRP Report 420, "Impacts of Access Management Techniques" (1999), presents relationships between access density and accident rates. This digest uses additional data from Minnesota to confirm these relationships. The digest is organized as follows: Introduction; Problem Statement; Objective and Approach; Background; Results; Comparisons; and Accident Rate Indices.
TRB's NCHRP Synthesis 348: Improving the Safety of Older Road Users examines programs and policies in place across the country to improve the safety and mobility of older road users. The report documents a range of strategies and related programs under way in roadway engineering, driver licensing, public information and education, and enforcement and adjudication.
Access Management Performance Measures for Virginia: A Practical Approach for Public Accountability
In order to develop performance measures to communicate the effect of Virginias access management program, five tasks were performed:
ICF Consulting. Congestion Management Systems: Innovative Practices, Prepared for the New York State Association of MPOs, (August 2005)
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) conducted a survey of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to assess the implementation of access management at the regional level. The intent of the survey was to determine if access management was being implemented at the regional level; what had been implemented; and how implementation was achieved. Survey responses were divided into three categories: all respondents, respondents serving a population of one million or more (population subset), and respondents serving 25 or more member agencies (agency subset).
Handy, S. and J. Brown. A Guide to Success for Small Texas Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Prepared for the Texas Depart. of Transportation, Univ. of Texas (August 2002)
Amekudzi, A., M. Meyer, C. Ross, E. Barrella, Transportation Planning for Sustainability Guidebook, Georgia Institute of Technology, Federal Highway Administration (2011)
Washington, S., I. Van Schalkwyck, S. Mitra, M. Meyer, E. Dumbach, and M. Zoll. NCHRP Report 546: Incorporating Safety into Long-Range Transportation Planning, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, (2006)
Rose, D., J. Gluck, K. Williams and J. Kramer, NCHRP Report 548: A Guidebook for Including Access Management in Transportation Planning, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. (2005)
Plazak, D., A. Garms, and J. Rees, Development of the Des Moines Access Management Plan, prepared for the Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa State University (2004); [Plazak, D., A. Garms, and J. Rees, Access Management Plan and Program for Des Moines, Iowa, Metropolitan Area, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No 1981, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. (2006); Plazak, D., A. Garms, and J.
North Center Texas Council of Governments, Mobility 2025 Update: The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (undated)
Texas Transportation Institute. TCRP Report 19: Guidelines for the Location and Design of Bus Stops. Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., (1996)
Hunter, W., J. Stutts, W. Pein, and C. Cox. Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Types of the Early 1990s, FHWA-RD-95-163, (June 1996)
Florida Department of Transportation. Access Transit: Design Guidelines for Florida Bus Passenger Facilities, Florida State University, (2004)
Seattle Transit Master Plan: Briefing Book, prepared by Nelson\Nygaard Assoc for the Seattle Department of Transportation, Washington (2011)
This guide includes information relative to the location, design and spacing of transit stops for various forms of transit service. For example:
Gans, A., J. Shen, and A. Rodriguez, Update of Florida Crash Reduction Factors and Countermeasures to Improve the Development of District Safety Improvement Projects, prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation, (April 2005)
This report includes numerous citations of operational and geometric modifications impact crash types. Some of which are access management related.
Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. (2011). Seattle Transit Master Plan Briefing Book. Seattle: Seattle Department of Transportation.
Lutin, J. M., Proposal for Incorporating Public Transit Provisions into a State Highway Access Management Code, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2171 , Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., (2010) pp. 52-56.
Levinson, H. , S. Zimmerman, J. Clinger, J. Gast, S. Rutherford, and E. Braun, TCRP Report 90 Bus Rapid Transit Volume 2: Implementation Guidelines. Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C. (2003)
Beimborn E., H. Rabinowitz, P. Gugliotta, C. Mrotek, and S. Yan. Guidelines for Transit-Sensitive Suburban Land Use Design, U.S. Department of Transportation, DOT-T-91-13 (1991)
Adirondack/Glen Falls Transportation Council, Access Management Guide, December 15, 2007
The guide includes a section entitled Access Management & Transit, Bicyclists and Pedestrians. An extract is included below.
Turner, D. Development of Access Management Criteria, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., University of Alabama (in progress 2011)