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Access Management in Indiana. Transportation Planning and Traffic Calming Part II June 21, 2007. Overview of Presentation. Overview of Access Management Access Management Benefits Review INDOT Access Management Guide Improved Coordination with Local Planning Agencies.

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Access management in indiana

Access Management in Indiana

Transportation Planning and Traffic Calming Part II

June 21, 2007


Overview of presentation
Overview of Presentation

  • Overview of Access Management

  • Access Management Benefits

  • Review INDOT Access Management Guide

  • Improved Coordination with Local Planning Agencies



What happens if you don t manage access
What happens if you don’tmanage access?


Access management is
Access Management is…

  • A process that provides or manages access to land development while preserving the safety, capacity and efficiency of the roadway system


Access management is1
Access Management is…

  • The control and regulation of the spacing and design of:

    • Driveways

    • Medians

    • Median openings

    • Traffic signals

    • Freeway interchanges


The principles of access management
The Principles of Access Management

  • Limit the number of conflict points.

  • Separate the conflict points.

  • Remove turning vehicles and queues from through movements.


Conflicts
Conflicts

Right-turn inRight-turn outLeft-turn in (1 direction)


What are the benefits of access management
What are the benefits ofAccess Management?


Benefits of access management
Benefits of Access Management

  • Economic

  • Environmental

  • Roadway safety

  • Traffic operations

  • Aesthetic



Crash rates in urban suburban areas

Safety Benefits

Crash Rates in Urban & Suburban Areas


Traffic operations benefits increased capacity
Traffic Operations Benefits:Increased Capacity




Indot access management study
INDOT Access Management Study

Phase 1 Study 2006/2007

  • Advisory Committee

    • INDOT Central Office Long-Range Planning Section

    • INDOT District Planning Offices

    • Transportation Stakeholders

      • Indiana Planning Association

      • Indiana Association of County Engineers

      • Metropolitan Planning Organizations

        Phase 2 Study 2007/2008 Focusing on Implementation


Indot access management guide
INDOT Access Management Guide

  • Role of Access Management

  • Access Management Principles

  • Access Management Techniques

  • Steps for Access Management Plans

  • INDOT/Local Government Process

  • Model Local Government Access Management Ordnances

  • http://www.in.gov/dot/div/planning/iams/index.html

  • Intended for use in conjunction with existing documents:

    • TRB Access Management Manual (2003)

    • INDOT Driveway Permit Manual



Improve local coordination
Improve Local Coordination

  • Rezoning actions and land use approvals

  • Residential subdivisions

  • Commercial developments

  • Site plan review

  • Other intergovernmental coordination




Improve local coordination1
Improve Local Coordination

  • Rezoning actions and land use approvals

  • Residential subdivisions

  • Commercial developments

  • Site plan review

  • Other intergovernmental coordination


Model ordinances
Model Ordinances

  • Land use actions generally beyond the direct control of INDOT

  • Ordinance provides resource to local governments

  • Tool to help implement access management on the local level

  • Sample Ordinances included in Access Management Guide

    • Kentucky Model Access Management Ordnance

    • Michigan Access Management Ordinance

      • Slow Growth Rural Community

      • Rural Community preparing for Growth

      • Urban Community for redevelopment



Training education
Training/Education

  • Training for INDOT District Planning Office staff and local governments in Access Management


Educational brochures and pamphlets
Educational Brochures and Pamphlets

  • INDOT and Your Community: Partners in Access Management

  • Improving Access Management in Indiana: A Cooperative State Local Approach

  • Contains general information:

    • What is Access Management?

    • Why do it? Benefits?

    • “10 Ways to Manage Access”

    • Web-links

    • Contact information for INDOT District Offices


Prepare access management plans
Prepare Access Management Plans

  • 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

  • Partnership between INDOT and locals


Contact Information

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 46204-2219

Phone: 317-232-5646

Email: [email protected]

INDOT Access Management Website: http://www.in.gov/dot/div/planning/iams/index.html


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