Documents of type: Research

Corridor X Development Plan

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This project applied analytical tools (regional economic forecasting models, GIS, transportation planning software, and traffic simulation software) to inform the planning and development process along an emerging interstate highway corridor. It illustrated the benefits of advanced planning and access management intended to preserve the functional integrity of the corridor and its interchanges and crossroads.

Business Perceptions of the Effects of Traffic Access Management on Accessibility and Patronage

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Vu, P., V. Shankar, G. Ulfarsson, “Is Access Management Good for Business? Business Perceptions of the Effects of Traffic Access Management on Accessibility and Patronage,” Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol. 29, Issue 4 (2006)

Long-Term Business and Land Development Impacts of Access Management: Minnesota Interstate 394 Case Study

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Plazak, D. and H. Preston, “Long-Term Business and Land Development Impacts of Access Management: Minnesota Interstate 394 Case Study,” Paper 06-0040, 85th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2006)

Economic Effects of Access Management Techniques in North Carolina

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Cunningham, C., M. Miller, S. Smith, D. Findley, D. Carter, B. Schroeder, D. Katz and R. Foyle, Economic Effects of Access Management Techniques in North Carolina, prepared for North Carolina Department of Transportation, North Carolina State University (2010) [Cunningham, C., M. Miller, S. Smith, D. Findley, D. Carter, B. Schroeder, D. Katz and R. Foyle, “Economic Effects of Access Management Techniques in North Carolina,” 90th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2011)]

Guide for Analysis of Corridor Management Policies and Practices

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Williams, K. and C. Hopes. Guide for Analysis of Corridor Management Policies and Practices, prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation, (2007)
The guide provides detailed guidance for conducting a corridor management policy analysis including:
• steps in evaluating local government policies and practices,
• methods for identifying implementation needs, and
• a framework for recommending policy changes, including examples and resources for further information.

Effective Strategies for Comprehensive Corridor Management

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Seggerman, K. and K. Williams. Effective Strategies for Comprehensive Corridor Management, prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation, Center for Urban Transportation Research, Tampa, FL, 2004.

This study includes numerous case studies of effective corridor management plans, processes and policies.

Pedestrian Safety through a Raised Median and Redesigned Intersections

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King, M. Pedestrian Safety through a Raised Median and Redesigned Intersections, TRR 1445, TRB, Washington, DC, 2004.

The analysis of this road reconstruction project sought to do two things: to demonstrate innovative qualitative techniques in analyzing traffic calming and pedestrian safety projects, and to quantitatively evaluate the effect of the project on traffic calming and pedestrian safety.

Quantifying Countermeasure Effectiveness

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Wilson, Petritsch, Quantifying Countermeasure Effectiveness, Orlando, FL, PBIC, November 2008.

Pedestrian and bicycle professionals sometimes encounter resistance when proposing crash countermeasures, due either to competing interests along a corridor or the desire to cut costs. Quantifying the effectiveness of corridor-length countermeasures such as medians, lighting and bicycle lanes will help proponents make a better case for these elements.

Model Regulations and Plan Amendments for Multimodal Transportation Districts

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Williams, K. and K. Seggerman, Model Regulations and Plan Amendments for Multimodal Transportation Districts, National Center for Transit Research, Center for Urban Transportation Research, Tampa, FL, (2004)
This report includes suggested comprehensive plan amendment language and land development regulations that relate to access management in a multimodal environment.

Measurement and Comparison of Acceleration and Deceleration Zones at Traffic Control Intersections

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Boonsiripant, S., M. Hunter, K. Dixon and M.O. Rogers, “Measurement and Comparison of Acceleration and Deceleration Zones at Traffic Control Intersections,” Proceedings of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, ( 2010)

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