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Access Management in Indiana Transportation Planning and Traffic Calming Part II June 21, 2007.

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1 Access Management in Indiana Transportation Planning and Traffic Calming Part II June 21, 2007

2 Overview of Presentation Overview of Access Management Overview of Access Management Access Management Benefits Access Management Benefits Review INDOT Access Management Guide Review INDOT Access Management Guide Improved Coordination with Local Planning Agencies Improved Coordination with Local Planning Agencies

3 What is Access Management?

4 What happens if you dont manage access?

5 A process that provides or manages access to land development while preserving the safety, capacity and efficiency of the roadway system A process that provides or manages access to land development while preserving the safety, capacity and efficiency of the roadway system Access Management is…

6 The control and regulation of the spacing and design of: The control and regulation of the spacing and design of: Driveways Driveways Medians Medians Median openings Median openings Traffic signals Traffic signals Freeway interchanges Freeway interchanges Access Management is…

7 Limit the number of conflict points. Limit the number of conflict points. Separate the conflict points. Separate the conflict points. Remove turning vehicles and queues from through movements. Remove turning vehicles and queues from through movements. The Principles of Access Management

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9 Conflicts Right-turn in Right-turn out Left-turn in (1 direction)

10 What are the benefits of Access Management?

11 Benefits of Access Management Economic Economic Environmental Environmental Roadway safety Roadway safety Traffic operations Traffic operations Aesthetic Aesthetic

12 Economic Benefits

13 Crash Rates in Urban & Suburban Areas Safety Benefits

14 Traffic Operations Benefits: Increased Capacity

15 Traffic Operations Benefits: Reduced Delay

16 Traffic Operations Benefits: Signal Spacing Signals Per Mile Percent Increase in Travel Time (compared to 2 signals per mile)

17 INDOT Access Management Study Phase 1 Study 2006/2007 Advisory Committee Advisory Committee INDOT Central Office Long-Range Planning Section INDOT Central Office Long-Range Planning Section INDOT District Planning Offices INDOT District Planning Offices Transportation Stakeholders Transportation Stakeholders Indiana Planning Association Indiana Planning Association Indiana Association of County Engineers Indiana Association of County Engineers Metropolitan Planning Organizations Metropolitan Planning Organizations Phase 2 Study 2007/2008 Focusing on Implementation

18 INDOT Access Management Guide Role of Access Management Role of Access Management Access Management Principles Access Management Principles Access Management Techniques Access Management Techniques Steps for Access Management Plans Steps for Access Management Plans INDOT/Local Government Process INDOT/Local Government Process Model Local Government Access Management Ordnances Model Local Government Access Management Ordnances Intended for use in conjunction with existing documents: TRB Access Management Manual (2003) INDOT Driveway Permit Manual

19 Need for Local Coordination

20 Improve Local Coordination Rezoning actions and land use approvals Rezoning actions and land use approvals Residential subdivisions Residential subdivisions Commercial developments Commercial developments Site plan review Site plan review Other intergovernmental coordination Other intergovernmental coordination

21 Need for Local Coordination

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23 Improve Local Coordination Rezoning actions and land use approvalsRezoning actions and land use approvals Residential subdivisionsResidential subdivisions Commercial developmentsCommercial developments Site plan reviewSite plan review Other intergovernmental coordinationOther intergovernmental coordination

24 Model Ordinances Land use actions generally beyond the direct control of INDOTLand use actions generally beyond the direct control of INDOT Ordinance provides resource to local governmentsOrdinance provides resource to local governments Tool to help implement access management on the local levelTool to help implement access management on the local level Sample Ordinances included in Access Management GuideSample Ordinances included in Access Management Guide 1.Kentucky Model Access Management Ordnance 2.Michigan Access Management Ordinance Slow Growth Rural Community Slow Growth Rural Community Rural Community preparing for Growth Rural Community preparing for Growth Urban Community for redevelopment Urban Community for redevelopment

25 INDOT District Offices

26 Training/Education Training for INDOT District Planning Office staff and local governments in Access Management Training for INDOT District Planning Office staff and local governments in Access Management

27 Educational Brochures and Pamphlets INDOT and Your Community: Partners in Access Management INDOT and Your Community: Partners in Access Management Improving Access Management in Indiana: A Cooperative State Local Approach Improving Access Management in Indiana: A Cooperative State Local Approach Contains general information: Contains general information: What is Access Management? What is Access Management? Why do it? Benefits? Why do it? Benefits? 10 Ways to Manage Access 10 Ways to Manage Access Web-links Web-links Contact information for INDOT District Offices Contact information for INDOT District Offices

28 Prepare Access Management Plans Corridor-specific plans focused on high-priority problem areas (existing or potential future) Corridor-specific plans focused on high-priority problem areas (existing or potential future) Could be prepared for both developing areas and retrofit situations, although expected outcomes would be different Could be prepared for both developing areas and retrofit situations, although expected outcomes would be different Partnership between INDOT and locals Partnership between INDOT and locals

29 Stephen C. Smith Manager, Long-Range Transportation Planning Section Office of Urban and Corridor Planning Division of Planning Indiana Department of Transportation Room N955 Indiana Government Center North 100 North Senate Avenue Indianapolis, IN Phone: INDOT Access Management Website: Contact Information


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