The National Academies

NCHRP 03-99 [Final]

Development and Application of Access Management Guidelines

  Project Data
Research Agency: Oregon State University
Principal Investigator: Dr. Karen Dixon
Effective Date: 5/26/2009
Completion Date: 1/1/2015

This research is complete and the results were published as TRB's Access Management Manual, 2nd Edition.  The report is available HERE.
The objective of this study was to develop research-based guidelines for access management. TRB’s Access Management Manual, second edition, provides guidance on a coordinated approach to transportation and community design that is designed to help enhance mobility, provide greater mode choice, and improve environmental quality. The content is interdisciplinary, with guidance pertinent to various levels of government as well as to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorized vehicles—including trucks and buses. Access management is addressed comprehensively, as a critical part of network and land use planning. Key updates include the following:

 Specific guidance on network and circulation planning and modal considerations; 

 A framework and strategies for application of access management in different contexts; 
•  Performance measures for access management programs and projects, as well as methods of monitoring the performance of access management treatments; 
•  Additional details on corridor management planning, alternative funding strategies, and cooperative agreements; 
 New chapters on network planning, regional access management policies and programs, interchange area access management, auxiliary lane warrants and design, and right-of-way and access control; 
•  Additional guidance on program development, staffing, training, internal coordination, and functional area roles for state transportation agencies; and 
•  More methods for improving coordination and cooperation between state agencies, local jurisdictions, and private developers in access management, including sample cooperative agreements and outreach strategies. 

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