Access Management Guide

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Adirondack/Glen Falls Transportation Council, Access Management Guide, December 15, 2007

      The guide includes a section entitled “Access Management & Transit, Bicyclists and Pedestrians.” An extract is included below.

 

“This section provides general information on how different access management techniques affect pedestrians, cyclist, transit vehicles and passengers.”  Pedestrians and Cyclists - Implications of poor access management to pedestrians and cyclists are outlined and strategies that “promote pedestrian and bicycle travel are detailed. Strategies include maximizing driveway spacing, sidewalk location, medians, mid-block crossings, right turn lanes, inter-parcel connections, and a specialized and interconnected street system. Several design issues to be considered are noted including sidewalk surface across the driveway, turning radii, cross-slope, and ramps. Transit – Briefly addresses both the transit rider and vehicle in relation to access management. It indicates that transit riders benefit from improved pedestrian ways, access to transit stops, and the stops themselves. Transit vehicles benefit from adequate turning radii and throat width, adequate queue storage, bus pull-off lanes, and stop locations “beyond the functional areas of intersections.”

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