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Analyzing Raised Median Safety Impacts Using Bayesian Methods

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Schultz, G., D. Thurgood, A. Olsen and C. Reese, “Analyzing Raised Median Safety Impacts Using Bayesian Methods,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2223, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. (2011)

Determination of the Offset Distance between Driveway Exits and Downstream U-turn Locations for Vehicles Making Right Turns Followed by U-turns

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Lu, J.,  P. Liu, and F. Pirinccioglu, Determination of the Offset Distance between Driveway Exits and Downstream U-turn Locations for Vehicles Making Right Turns Followed by U-turns, Report Sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, Florida (2005) 

Evaluating the Safety Performance of Adding a Two-way Left-turn Lane to an Undivided Cross-section

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Hovey, P., R. Chowdhury, Y. Zhou, and R. Fries, “Evaluating the Safety Performance of Adding a Two-way Left-turn Lane to an Undivided Cross-section,” Journal of Public Works and Infrastructure, Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2010)

Effects of Increased U-Turns at Intersections on Divided Facilities and Median Divided Versus Five-Lane Undivided Benefits

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Phillips, S., D. Carter, J. Hummer, R. Foyle. Effects of Increased U-Turns at Intersections on Divided Facilities and Median Divided Versus Five-Lane Undivided Benefits, prepared for North Carolina Department of Transportation, FHWA/NC/2004-07 (2004) [See also Carter, D., J. Hummer, R. Foyle, and S. Phillips. “Operational and Safety Effects of U-turns at Signalized Intersections, TRR 1912, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., 2005, pp. 11-18.]

 

Florida Department of Transportation Research Project

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Florida Department of Transportation Research Project BDK 84: TWO 977-19: Landscaping of Highway Medians at Intersections, (in progress)

      For many years, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has limited the landscaping

of highway medians at or near intersections. These limitations, detailed in Index 546 of the

Guidelines for the Effective Use of Flexible Pylons for Congestion Mitigation, Access Management, and Safety Improvement

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Benz, Robert J. Guidelines for the Effective Use of Flexible Pylons for Congestion Mitigation, Access Management, and Safety Improvement, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., Texas Transportation Institute (in progress, end date August 2012)

      The objectives of this project are to develop guidelines on/to:

(1) When and where pylons are suitable for implementation,

(2) Which type of pylons (curb mounted or fixed to pavement) is suitable for various applications,

Access Management for Small and Medium-Sized Communities,” Proceedings of the 8th National Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities

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K. Williams and V. Stover, “Access Management for Small and Medium-Sized Communities,” Proceedings of the 8th National Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities, Transportation Research Board, Cincinnati, OH, (2002)

      This paper includes specific steps for developing a local government access management program, as well as suggested comprehensive plan policies and development regulations.

 

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?

Galvis v. State, Dept. of Transp.

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Galvis v. State, Dept. of Transp., 167 P. 3d 584 - Wash: Court of Appeals, 2nd Div. 2007

      This landmark case questions the constitutionality of the Highway Access Management Act (HAMA).  The contention lies over the fact that while HAMA authorizes a taking of private property by the state, it allows an administrative hearing instead of a jury trial. 

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. 

Disclaimer

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The information contained in this web site is maintained by members of the TRB Committee on Access Management. Information included here does not imply an endorsement by the Transportation Research Board, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, or the Federal Highway Administration.

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.]

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