Land Development and Access Management Strategies for Florida Interchange Areas

Freeways are heavily traveled thoroughfares that allow us to quickly get from here to there. Freeway interchange areas have become important points for providing necessities and conveniences that aid in travel comfort. Americans thrive on convenience, and yet unmanaged access to highway-oriented services causes inconvenience and disrupts the very purpose of an interchange, which is…

Martin County Ordinance Number 561

The purpose of Section 4.19 is to assure a safe, efficient, maintainable and balanced transportation system that preserves community character and provides for all modes of transportation. Section 4.19 establishes minimum standards for the design of the transportation network, including roadways, sidewalks, pedestrian walkways, bicycle lanes and equestrian paths; policies and procedures for traffic calming;…

Intergovernmental Coordination in Access Management – A Discussion Paper

In managing access to the state highway system, it is sometimes difficult to achieve interagency coordination on decision-making, due to the separation of authority over access and land development decisions. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has authority over connection pen11itting decisions on the state highway system, and local governments have authority over land use…