Managing access connections to roadways is vital to safety and operational performance of roadways for all users. Given the separation of authority between state and local governments over land development and access, intergovernmental coordination is integral to effective access management.
The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Synthesis 549: Incorporating Roadway Access Management into Local Ordinances documents regulatory tools and practices used by local governments to implement access management, as well as provides examples of how state transportation agencies are coordinating with local governments to advance access management objectives.
The review of local ordinances and state and local government coordination practices indicates that access management is being actively implemented throughout the United States. Typical features of local ordinances reviewed included access classification schemes and corresponding spacing standards, interparcel cross access requirements, intersection functional area or corner clearance standards, limits on driveways per site, unified access and circulation requirements for outparcels, allowances for deviations from standards, and access permitting and development (site plan) review procedures and criteria.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||6-9|
|Chapter 2 - Literature Review||10-21|
|Chapter 3 - State and Local Coordination||22-31|
|Chapter 4 - Local Access Management Regulations||32-59|
|Chapter 5 - Case Examples||60-79|
|Chapter 6 - Conclusions||80-83|
|Appendix A - Transit Access Agreement, Evansville, Indiana, Metropolitan Planning Organization||89-93|
|Appendix B - State Agency Survey||94-95|
|Appendix C - Colorado Intergovernmental Agreement||96-101|
|Appendix D - Matrix of Additional Examples of Local Access Management Ordinances||102-105|
|Appendix E - South Burlington Mitigation Methodology||106-108|
|Appendix F - Example Cross Access Agreement||109-110|
|Appendix G - City of Orlando Cross Access Corridors||111-113|
|Appendix H - Site Plan Review Checklist for Access||114-115|
|Appendix I - Citrus County US-19 Access Management Plan Ordinance||116-124|
The National Academies Press and the Transportation Research Board have partnered with Copyright Clearance Center to offer a variety of options for reusing our content. You may request permission to:
For most Academic and Educational uses no royalties will be charged although you are required to obtain a license and comply with the license terms and conditions.
For information on how to request permission to translate our work and for any other rights related query please click here.
For questions about using the Copyright.com service, please contact:
Copyright Clearance Center
22 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Tel (toll free): 855/239-3415 (select option 1)
Loading stats for Incorporating Roadway Access Management into Local Ordinances...