Documents of type: Research

Access Management Toolkit: Answers to frequently asked questions

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This comprehensive toolkit includes a series of access management concepts in the form of frequently asked questions and answers, as well as access management treatments, case studies and literature review. It is supplemented with tables and figures to illustrate each point, and an overview of key techniques. It also includes specific information on the importance of access management for pedestrians, such as the following:

“What are some other corridor design features that help pedestrians?

Highway Access Laws and Control

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Thiel, J. Highway Access Laws and Control, Plat User Group Conference, Wisconsin Department of Transportation (2006)

            This paper outlines key legal considerations in access control authority of Wisconsin Department of Transportation and local government and details these considerations through an analysis of Wisconsin case law.

National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Selected Studies in Transportation Law, Volume 2, Eminent Domain

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National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Selected Studies in Transportation Law, Volume 2, Eminent Domain (2008).

These studies are written for public transportation agencies. Volume 2 is organized into seven sections:

Indiana Statewide Access Management Study: Access Management Authority in Indiana

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Indiana Statewide Access Management Study: Access Management Authority in Indiana (DRAFT Technical Report #1), prepared by Urbitrans, Inc. for the Indiana Department of Transportation (2006) [Online]. Available: http://www.in.gov/indot/files/legal.pdf

This report addressed the legal authority of the state of Indiana to engage in access management. 

Metro Activity Center Design Guidelines: Recommendations for Developing Focused, Mixed-Use Commercial/Residential Centers

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Forsyth County and Winston Salem North Carolina, City-County Planning Board, Metro Activity Center Design Guidelines: Recommendations for Developing Focused, Mixed-Use Commercial/Residential Centers (2003)

            These design guidelines provide an overview of the land use and network characteristics important to the design of regional activity centers. They include general guidance on circulation, parking and pedestrian access as well as site plan elements, and desirable land use mix.

Relationship between land use patterns and highway widening

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Alba, C. and E. Beimborn. Relationship between land use patterns and highway widening, Center for Urban Transportation Studies, University of Wisconsin (2004). [Alba, C. and E. Beimborn. “Analysis of the Effects of Local Street Connectivity on Arterial Traffic,” Proceedings of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2005.]

Crashes in the Vicinity of Major Cross Roads

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Schultz, G.G., C.G. Allen, and D.E. Eggett, Crashes in the Vicinity of Major Cross Roads, UDOT Report UT-08.25, Brigham Young University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Provo, Utah (2008) [Schultz, G., C. Allen and T. Boschert, “Making the Most of an Existing System through Access Management at Major Arterial Intersections,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No 2171, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. (2010)]

Costs and Benefits of Strategic Acquisition of Limited Access Right-of-Way at Freeway Interchange Areas

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Williams, K., H. Zhou, and W. Farah, Costs and Benefits of Strategic Acquisition of Limited Access Right-of-Way at Freeway Interchange Areas, prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation, (2004)

Updated 2008

A Policy on Design Standards—Interstate System

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A Policy on Design Standards—Interstate System, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, D.C., July 1991).

Wikipedia Article: 7/9/13

Standards for Interstate Highways in the United States are defined by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in the publication A Policy on Design Standards - Interstate System. For a certain highway to be considered an Interstate, it must meet these construction requirements or obtain a waiver from the Federal Highway Administration.

Development of Guidelines for Driveway Location and Median Configuration in the Vicinity of Interchanges

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Washburn, S. & A. Kondyli. Development of Guidelines for Driveway Location and Median Configuration in the Vicinity of Interchanges, Florida Department of Transportation: TRC-FDOT-036-2006, (2006)

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