This web briefing provides an advanced look at access management from the
perspective of the transportation planner. Topics include: principles that
define the practice of access management, typical public concerns and how to
convey the benefits of access management to the public, the relationship of
access management to sustainability and other planning objectives, and how to
develop an access management plan or program, including resources for further
information. The instructors will also discuss state DOT, MPO and local
government roles in access management, as well as legal and implementation
considerations and lessons learned.
At the conclusion
of the course, participants should be able to:
1) Recognize typical public concerns and how to convey the benefits of access
management to the public and public officials.
2) Articulate the relationship of access management to sustainability and
3) Discuss how states, MPOs and local governments can advance access management
programmatically and in project planning.
4) Discuss experience with applications and lessons learned.
5) Identify available access management resources.
Kristine M. Williams, AICP, Program Director,
Planning & Corridor Management, University of South Florida, Center for Urban
Transportation Research, Tampa, FL. USA and Philip Demosthenes, Consultant,
Denver, CO, USA.
Kristine M. Williams, AICP, is Program Director, Planning
and Corridor Management at the University of South Florida Center for Urban
Transportation Research (CUTR) and Chair of the Transportation Research Board
(TRB) Access Management Committee. Her research interests include access
management, growth management, community design, public involvement and land use
and transportation policy. She co-authored the TRB Access Management Manual and
has assisted numerous state, regional and local government agencies in
developing transportation corridor management plans and policies. Kristine has a
Master of Urban Planning Degree from Michigan State University.
Phil Demosthenes is a recognized national authority in the
field of access management. He has over 33 years of experience in transportation
planning, application of access management strategies, access management plans,
traffic operations, design elements and safety. He was with CDOT (28 yrs) where
he created the Access Code and then managed the CDOT Access Management Program.
He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Committee on Access
Management, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Outreach and past chairman of the
Subcommittees on Research and Legal and Right-of-way Issues. Phil has chaired
the quarterly national telephone conference on access management since 1991. He
is the co-author of the access management chapters in two recent ITE
publications: “Urban Street Geometric Design Handbook” (2008), and the “Traffic
Engineering Handbook” (2009). He has provided training and consulting services
on access management to over 14 states and 5 countries.