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    • 1 Wali Memon Twitter: walimemon
    • What is Access Management? “The systematic control of the location, spacing, design, and operation of driveways, median openings, interchanges, and street connections to a roadway.” The purpose of access management is to provide vehicular access to land development in a manner that preserves safety and efficiency. Access Management Manual, TRB, 20032 Wali Memon Twitter: walimemon
    • The Rear Parking Elements Of Access Landscaped Intersection Median Lot Management Spacing Interconnectivity Shared Driveways Aligned Driveways3 Wali Memon Twitter: walimemon Dorset Street, South Burlington
    • Access Management Strategies 1. Limit the number of conflict points 2. Separate the conflict points 3. Remove turning vehicles from through lanes 4. Preserve capacity and speeds – particularly on the highway and arterial network4 Wali Memon Twitter: walimemon
    • Examples of Access Management Left Turn Pocket Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon 5
    • Examples of Access Management Shared Driveways A. B. Images: Access Management Guidebook, Northwest Regional Planning Commission and Humstone & Campoli, 1996. Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon 6
    • Examples of Access ManagementCreate Access Easements A. B. Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon 7
    • Examples of Access Management Shared Parking A. B. Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon 8
    • Examples of Access Management Align Driveways A. B. Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon 9
    • Examples of Access Management Combined Development A. B. Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon 10
    • Examples of Access Management Driveway Angle A. B. Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon 11
    • Examples of Access Management Rear Parking A. B. Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon 12
    • Examples of Access Management Throat Length Confusion and Danger Orderly and Safe Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon 13
    • Benefits of Access Management Reduced Congestion Improved Safety Shorter Travel Times Positive Economic Benefits More Attractive Roadways Preserved Road Capacity Safer for Pedestrians and Bicyclists14 Wali Memon Twitter: walimemon
    • Costs of No Action Expensive road expansion projects needed to add capacity Leads to strip development More accidents Unhappy public Unattractive corridors Discourages Pedestrians and Bicyclists Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon
    • Implementing Access Management at theLocal Level Initiate a Public Process Solicit local input, gather local concerns, and distribute access management information Establish Access Management Regulations through: Zoning Ordinances Subdivision Site Plan Review Boards Master Plans/Official Maps Road/Transportation Ordinances Implement Access Management Regulations Ensure that they are clear and applied equitably Cooperate Ensure integration/communication between state officials, local officials, business owners, and residents Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon
    • City Wide Most cities have incorporated allowable designs for setbacks along major arterials These are intended to provide subdivision layouts and treatments for new development along major arterials , while minimizing or eliminating new curb cuts.Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon
    • Access Management in Rural Areas Standard farm subdivision Subdivision with combined driveway - Poor Access Management - - Good Access Management - Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon
    • Access Management in Transitional Areas Focus on: • Controlling curb cuts • Controlling turn movements • Controlling sprawl • Planning for the future19 Wali Memon Twitter: walimemon
    • Access Management in Urban/Suburban Areas Focus on: • Intersection/signal spacing • Rear parking Retrofitting existing buildings Lot interconnectivity Twitter: walimemon Wali Memon
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