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Metro Activity Center Design Guidelines: Recommendations for Developing Focused, Mixed-Use Commercial/Residential Centers

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Forsyth County and Winston Salem North Carolina, City-County Planning Board, Metro Activity Center Design Guidelines: Recommendations for Developing Focused, Mixed-Use Commercial/Residential Centers (2003)

            These design guidelines provide an overview of the land use and network characteristics important to the design of regional activity centers. They include general guidance on circulation, parking and pedestrian access as well as site plan elements, and desirable land use mix.

Relationship between land use patterns and highway widening

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Alba, C. and E. Beimborn. Relationship between land use patterns and highway widening, Center for Urban Transportation Studies, University of Wisconsin (2004). [Alba, C. and E. Beimborn. “Analysis of the Effects of Local Street Connectivity on Arterial Traffic,” Proceedings of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2005.]

Crashes in the Vicinity of Major Cross Roads

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Schultz, G.G., C.G. Allen, and D.E. Eggett, Crashes in the Vicinity of Major Cross Roads, UDOT Report UT-08.25, Brigham Young University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Provo, Utah (2008) [Schultz, G., C. Allen and T. Boschert, “Making the Most of an Existing System through Access Management at Major Arterial Intersections,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No 2171, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. (2010)]

Access Management Guidebook For Major Arterial Intersections

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Plazak, D., C. Albrecht and B. Grefe, Access Management Guidebook For Major Arterial Intersections, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, prepared for the Iowa Department of Transportation (2009) This guidebook addresses the importance of managing access at the intersections of major arterial roadways—roadways that carry higher volumes of traffic and are of a greater regional or local significance. Of particular value are the case studies used for illustrating good and poor practices, using actual situations documented at major roadway intersections in Iowa. The guide:

NCHRP Report 650: Median Intersection Design for Rural High-Speed Divided Highways

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      This report presents recommended improvements for the geometric design and safety performance of at-grade intersections on expressways.  In general, the operational and safety performance of these multi-lane divided highways nearly matches those of rural interstates.  However, because expressways allow for stop-controlled at-grade crossings, increases in both major and minor roadway traffic volume have had a significant impact on intersection safety in recent years.  The study investigated alternate safety improvements and indentified their relative effectiveness and focused on reduci

2012 National Access Management Conference

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The 10th National Conference on Access Management and 2012 Texas Department of Transportation Planning Conference in Dallas, Texas, hosted by the Transportation Planning and Programming Division of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The conference program was developed to meet your professional needs through the dissemination of the latest information by noted professionals in the transportation field.

Costs and Benefits of Strategic Acquisition of Limited Access Right-of-Way at Freeway Interchange Areas

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Williams, K., H. Zhou, and W. Farah, Costs and Benefits of Strategic Acquisition of Limited Access Right-of-Way at Freeway Interchange Areas, prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation, (2004)

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