TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of Research Report 855: An Expanded Functional Classification System for Highways and Streets. This report builds upon preliminary engineering of a design project, including developing the purpose and need. In particular, it provides additional contexts beyond urban and rural, facilitates accommodation of modes other than personal vehicles and adds overlays for transit and freight.
Perspectives on Urban Form, Road Classification and Access Management
Hein J. Stander, AECOM
- Spacing Higher Order Roads
- Comparison International Cities
- Access Spacing and Real World Situation
- Application of AM in Practice
APPLICATION AM IN PRACTICE:
Approach proposed for practical application:
We know that highways are the most dangerous facilities s on the face of the earth. AND we know that access related crashes represent over 55 percent of all reported accidents. We need to become more focused on Highway safety improvements In the last 10 years, over 430,000 dead. Guides and manuals are not enforceable – its actually the agencies engineering authority, usually through the chief engineer. It’s the opinion of the chief engineer, using guides and manuals as references, as compared to the wishes of the property owner.