TRB Access Management AHB70

Increasing the awareness and use of Access Management

Economic Impacts of Access Management


Kristine M. Williams, AICP, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South

Florida, Tampa, January 28, 2000

Economic Impacts of Access Management – (33 KB) pdf

A growing number of state and local transportation agencies are adopting regulations aimed at managing driveway access and incorporating raised medians into roadway projects in urban areas. The purpose of these actions is to reduce traffic conflicts, protect driver safety, and improve traffic flow on major roadways. Yet introducing a median or regulating driveway access on an existing roadway is often controversial. In particular, owners of abutting businesses often feel that their business will be adversely affected. Below is a synthesis of recent research on the economic impacts of access management to assist transportation agencies in responding to public questions and concerns.

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