Montgomery Planning’s Access Management Study is an effort to examine existing access management practices in Montgomery County on a multi-agency level and develop recommendations to improve existing access practices and incorporate new access management strategies that are consistent with Vision Zero, a Complete Streets framework, and a desire to enable decision-making with a multimodal perspective.
Access management is the “coordinated planning, regulation and design of access between roadways and land development.”1 Its goal is to provide a systemic way to improve the safety and efficiency of moving people and goods while reducing conflicts between all modes using and crossing the roadway, including cars, heavy vehicles, transit, bicycles and pedestrians.
This project recognizes that access management is context sensitive, with different levels of access and strategies applicable to different street types in different land use settings. The project team will engage partner agencies throughout the effort, which will include a review of existing access management practices in Montgomery County and an evaluation of access management best practices from across the country. The study’s findings will be presented to the public and the Planning Board culminating in a final report with recommendations on agency responsibilities and potential changes to county code.
Last Updated: March 30, 2022
Montgomery County Planning Department
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