Access Management Research and Awareness Program : Phase IV, 1999

(1999) Access Management Research and Awareness Program : Phase IV, 1999. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Access management involves balancing the dual roles that roadways must play - through travel and access to property and economic activity. When these roles are not in proper balance, the result is a roadway system that functions sub-optimally. Arterial routes that have a too high driveway density and provide overly extensive access to property have high crash rates and begin to suffer in terms of traffic operations. Such routes become congested, delays increase, and mean travel speeds decline. The Iowa access management research and awareness project has had four distinct phases. Phase I involved a detailed review of the extensive national access management literature so lessons learned elsewhere could be applied in Iowa. In Phase II original case study research was conducted in Iowa. Phase III of the project concentrated on outreach and education about access management. Phase IV of the Iowa access management project extended the work conducted during Phases II and III. The main work products for Phase IV were as follows: 1) three additional before and after case studies, illustrating the impacts of various access management treatments on traffic safety, traffic operations, and business vitality; 2) an access management handbook aimed primarily at local governments in Iowa; 3) a modular access management toolkit with brief descriptions of various access management treatments and considerations; and 4) an extensive outreach plan aimed at getting the results of Phases I through IV of the project out to diverse audiences in Iowa and elsewhere.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Access control (Transportation), Case studies, Economic development, Management, Property, Public information programs, Research, Reviews, Traffic congestion, Traffic safety, Travel
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Education
ID Code: 21980
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2016 12:45
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 12:45
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21980