Mission Statement

The Access Management Committee will continually strive to increase the awareness and use of access management.

Committee Scope

The Committee will share the latest knowledge, expertise and experience to facilitate leadership and partnerships to advance the state-of-the-practice in access management and its integration into established planning, policy and design processes. (revised March 2006)

Commitee Objectives

  1. Increase agency and public awareness and use of access management, nationally and internationally, including its benefits and relationship to livability and sustainability
  2. Identify unmet access management research needs and promote needed research
  3. Maintain and update the access management website as the primary portal for access management information and guidance, and increase its utility as an outreach tool
  4. Maintain and update the Access Management Manual and developing supporting national guidelines


Access management is the coordinated planning, regulation, and design of access between roadways and land development. It encompasses a range of methods that promote the efficient and safe movement of people and goods by reducing conflicts on the roadway system and at its interface with other modes of travel. These methods include improvements to benefit transit, pedestrians, and bicyclists, as well as different treatments for urban, suburban, and rural settings.

Key Principles:

  • Limit the number of conflict points for all modes
  • Separate conflict points for all modes
  • Provide reasonable access to each property