Sain Leaders Help ALDOT ‘Access’ Training

Posted by on May 20, 2014
Sain Leaders Help ALDOT ‘Access’ Training

As you are driving down the road, flicking on your turn signal to enter a turning lane, you are likely not thinking about why that turn lane is there, when the intersection behind you didn’t have one. You are also probably not thinking about the length of the turn lane, or the size of the median, or why the “Left Turn Only” sign is placed exactly where it is.

Statewide Access Management Standards to Streamline Process

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013
Statewide Access Management Standards to Streamline Process

Access management is defined as the planning, design, and implementation of various land use and transportation strategies to maintain traffic flow and safety along a primary roadway – linking appropriate access design to roadway function.

Access Management, Part 2: What Sain is doing

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012

Last week we defined access management, and discussed why it’s so important.

Research conducted by recognized transportation entities such as the Texas Transportation Institute and others note effective access management has shown positive results when implemented in terms of roadway capacity (increased by 25%-45%), traffic crashes (reduced by 50%) and land values (maintained or increased).

Access Management, Part 1: What is it?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012

How can we improve travel times, reduce traffic crashes and congestion, preserve property values and preserve street capacity? Access management.