Improved management of highway operations is one solution to the problem of more cars and trucks using highways than the highways were designed to hold. Better management of highway operations can be achieved, in part, by controlling vehicular access to adjacent properties and cross streets.
These three models represent access management measures applied to different highway segments in the Las Vegas area. This models allow the user to adjust driveway spacing, implement different driveway consolidation strategies, and install medians in the highway segment and then view the effect of these changes over time on road safety, economic activity, and carbon emissions. The purpose of this model is to quantify the environmental benefits (due to reduced emissions) and the economic impacts on businesses in areas where access management techniques were applied.
Additional details on the construction of this model can be found in this report.
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