Friday, May 6, 2011

More Than a Driveway Permit

Lewisville-Clemmons Road
Access Management is a term used by transportation professionals for coordination between roadway design and land use to improve transportation. Access management is “the process that provides access to land development while simultaneously preserving the flow of traffic on the surrounding road system in terms of safety, capacity, and speed.” Access management strategies help maintain the capacity and safety of roadways and reduce conflicts between vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. In its most basic form, access management is a driveway permit. But access management strategies can also include limiting the number and location of driveways and intersecting streets, requiring combined driveways or the construction of frontage roads, limiting driveway access to side or rear roads or alleys, requiring the construction of frontage roads and constructing medians to control turning movements.

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