Access Management (Driveways)
FHWA 4 page brochure
Imagine a multilane urban/suburban roadway where traffic is heavy, yet moves well; accommodates drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists; allows easy entry to and exit from businesses and other destinations; and has fewer crashes and other conflicts. Chances are this road is benefitting from corridor access management, a strategy that seeks an appropriate balance between the safety and mobility of a roadway facility with the access needs of adjacent land uses.
As stakeholders, the U.S. Department of Transportation has asked that TRB make sure you are aware of the online dialogue taking place related to the departments strategic plan for FY 2014 to FY 2018.
A posting on the U.S. DOTs website says that we want to ensure that our strategic plan serves as a foundation for building, operating, and maintaining a safe and efficient transportation system. We also want to ensure that all of our stakeholders have an opportunity to read the plan and weigh in.
FHWA Policy Statement. Access to the Interstate System, Federal Register/Vol. 74, No. 165/ Thursday, August 27, 2009/Notices.
Interstate System Access Informational Guide, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration Office of Infrastructure (2010)