Paper | 2017

Economic Impacts of Access Management (CUTR)

  • Published by:  Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida
  • Authored by:  Kristine M. Williams

Effects on Business Activity

Several studies were conducted in the 1990s to help fill the need for more information on the potential economic effects of access management. These studies have focused largely on the potential impacts of left-turn restrictions (median projects) on business activity, although some have also addressed changes to driveway access. Due to the proprietary nature of sales information and the variety of factors that affect business activity, analysis of this issue has been difficult. Most studies have focused on business owner perceptions of impacts, before and after case examples, or generalized comparisons of business activity across corridors.  

Case Sudies include:

  • Kansas
  • Texas
  • Iowa
  • Florida
CUTR, Economic, Impacts