A Compendium Survey of International Access Management Practices and Concepts
A Compendium Survey of International Access Management Practices and Concepts
Access Program Framework
Internationally, an access management program framework will vary by type of government, culture and established preferences in roadway design and traffic engineering. Mr. Demosthenes will use personal experiences from the USA, Greece, and Dubai and Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates (U.AE.) to present and discuss some universal access management issues and principles for agency programs.
Roadway Access Management and its Importance to the Transportation System of Developed and Developing Nations
Chair TRB Committee on Access Management
Strategic Objectives of the Committee
Presentations from ICAM 2014 Sept 25-26, 2014
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
Sunday 9:00AM- 12:00PM
Using the TRB Access Management Manual and Companion Tools
Design, Operations and Traffic Management
Convention Center, Salon A
Monday 1:30PM- 3:15PM
Best Papers from the 2nd International Conference on Access Management
The TRB Standing Committee on Access Management (AHB70) will be holding its 11th Access Management Conference in Seattle, WA, USA from September 21 – September 25, 2015, at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS NOW OPEN
Submission Deadline is April 15, 2015
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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TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 780: Design Guidance For Intersection Auxiliary Lanes expands on guidance provided in A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (the Green Book), published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). This report highlights information regarding bypass lanes, channelized right-turn lanes, deceleration and taper length, design and capacity of multiple left-turn lanes, and alternative intersection designs.
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE GROUP[OU1]
Committee Triennial Strategic Plan (TSP) Committee Name and Number: AHB70, TRB Access Management Committee
Committee Chairperson: Marc Butorac, Kittelson and Associates, Inc.
TSP ThreeYear Period: April 2014 – April 2017
Date Prepared: August 2014
Committee Future Outlook Statement:
Current Committee Scope
Attached is the agenda for the AHB70 Outreach and Research Subcommittees.
July 20th, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. (MDT)
Salt Lake, UT
1) Welcome and Introductions (Butorac)
a. Conference Call Intros
i. Telephone Conference Call-in Number: 1-866-746-1676
ii. PIN number: 1419# and Security code: 1419#
iii. Please keep your phone on mute while you are not speaking
2) Meeting Agenda Review/Modifications (Butorac)
3) Consent Agenda Items (Hopes)
a. Acceptance of the 2014 Annual Meeting Minutes
The Mid-Year meeting for the ABJ95 Access Management Committee will be held in Salt Lake City during the Symposium on Alternative Intersection and Interchange Design on July 20-23, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The symposium will explore a wide variety of new intersection and interchange configurations that have shown promise in improving traffic operations for all users, reducing crashes, and saving money.
The Access Management Committee meetings will be held on Sunday, July 20th from 1 to 6 p.m. The specific schedule is as follows:
NCHRP and FHWA Funded Projects
The purpose of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Access Management Manual is to set out standards for managing access to and from state roads and highways.
Goals of access management include:
Alabama Department of Transportation Access Design and Management Manual
September 21 - 24, 2015 for the combined conference of AASHTO Sub committee on design and the TRB Access Management Committee
NCHRP and FHWA Funded Projects
(Published, Awarded, or Pending)
Celebrating Our Legacy, Anticipating Our Future.
Register online by November 30. View committee meeting times.
Did you know that 2014 is the 20th year of the Access Committee. We were a subcommittee (1990?) with Ron Giguere as chair until December 1993. With the success of the committee, including new research NCHRP 391 (Herb, Frank), the Vail 1993 conference, and more scheduled on our plate, the executive committee granted us full committee status with Ron as chairman. The charter members of the committee all received their appointments in April 1994.
The Second International Conference on Access Management will be held September 25-27, 2014 in Shanghai, China. The TRB committee representatives are in Shanghai, preparing to learn from the symposium, and share our experiences with the international participants.
Fourth National Conference on Access Management
August 13-16, 2000
The 1998 National Conference on Access Management, held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, from October 4 to October 7, 1998, was sponsored by the Transportation Research Boards Committee on Access Management and the Federal Highway Administration Office of Technology Applications. The Florida Department of Transportation hosted the Conference.
A Compendium of Papers from the 2nd National Conference on Access Management
Held In Vail, Colorado
August 1 - 14, 1996
Conference Proceedings The 7th Conference on Access Management was held in Park City, Utah on August 13th to 16th, 2006. This website and Access Management DVD Library 2007 contain most of the presentations from the conference. The conference proceedings are posted on the http://teachamerica.com/accessmanagement.info/2006conference.html . The session topics were chosen to match the Chapters in the TRB Access Management Manual.
2004 Access Management Conference
Kansas City August 29 - September 1, 2004
Menu of Presentations/Papers
The purpose of this study was to determine whether acquiring additional limited access right-of-way (ROW) at the time an interchange is built and before the surrounding area is subdivided and developed, is in fact cost effective in light of potential costs and benefits. The study methodology included the following: (1) traffic operations analysis of the interchange with varying configurations of signalized access spacing, (2) safety analysis of interchanges with varied access spacing in Florida, and (3) a cost/benefit analysis of acquiring varying amounts of limited access ROW.
This paper discusses how access management techniques have impacted Value Engineering (VE) studies. The following three topics are described and discussed using results from actual VE studies: Diamond interchange footprint; Urban widening (retrofit with median strip); and Left turn lanes on a rural arterial.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is conducting a group of studies to determine how to improve 200 miles of Interstate 70 between St. Louis and Kansas City. Addressing access within the functional boundary of interchanges is a key element of the project. The paper first briefly reviews I-70 decision making studies and MoDOT's access management guidelines. Attention is then focused on access management and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has begun experimenting with new combinations of tools aimed at addressing transportation problems within their community context. The most extensive and deliberate use of these tools is corridor planning. Corridor planning is an approach that is rooted in collaboration with local communities to address all the issues of context that are beyond the purview of the state transportation agency.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has utilized several microsimulation software packages to analyze the impacts of proposed designs, such as interchange footprint and outer road spacing. Traditionally, one of the most difficult aspects of a project has been providing a clear understanding of the final product to the public. This paper discusses the use of visual simulation models to convey access management techniques to the general public.
Sixth National Conference on Access Management, August 29-September 1, 2004, Kansas City, Missouri
The process involved the development of a corridor economic profile, a business inventory and classification study to determine the businesses most likely to be impacted by access changes, a set of detailed business interviews, a business forum, and a business-oriented design charette.
Managing Traffic on Urban Limited Access Facilities. Ingress Through Tolling and Egress to Large Scale Generators as Keys to Relieve Congestion. The Case of Attica Tollway in Athens, Greece
Freeway access management activities have traditionally taken a nominal approach to safety. Acceptable safety performance is presumed to result from attaining some desired interchange or ramp spacing. This approach oversimplifies driver behavior and complex interactions between roadway geometrics, traffic operations, and safety. The objective of this paper is to quantify the relationship between ramp spacing and freeway safety, with safety defined as number of accidents, or accident consequences, by kind and severity, expected to occur during a specified time period.
List of Presentations from Natchez Mississippi OCT 10-13, 2010 NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI
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The www.accessmanagement.info website has been completely restructured from the ground up. It is now built on a Drupal Engine as a Content Management System, which simply means that every document, presentation, article, and research statement is a separate item that can be found on the website. You can find content by selecting links, or by using the advanced search tools. There are many more documents that have been added in the past year.
How can be you be more involved in Access Management?
U.S. Highway 90 Beach Boulevard
Scope of Project
Significant Impacts from Katrina
Major Impacts to Traffic
Coordinated effort with City and MDOT accomplished implementation of many of the Access Management recommendations
RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
1. To conduct a thorough literature review to study the existing methods of computing access density
2. To apply different computational methods of access density and studying their differences
Common Reasons to Consider Exceptions
Impacts to the natural environment
Social or right-of-way impacts
Preservation of historic or cultural resources
Sensitivity to context or accommodating community values
Construction or right-of-way costs
Risk Management Characteristics
Explicitly addresses uncertainty
Based on the best available information
Part of the decision-making process
The Values We Used To Craft A Successful Review Process
Process should be consistent
Need to involve a multi-disciplinary management level team in each district
Communication between all parties is critical throughout the process
Florida DOT staff will use creativity and flexibility to resolve issues
Some Closing Thoughts
Look for solutions within your organization
We found a model process in one of our districts.