public access


chiefly US
: a television channel on which any person can broadcast a program
The city council meeting will be broadcast on public access.
often used before another noun
public access television
a public access channel

Examples of public access in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three projects funded by legislative grants will repair popular but damaged trails in Chugach State Park, as well as attempt to restore public access to a majestic but currently hard-to-reach valley above Eagle River. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Aug. 2023 The land will become a public access boat launch to Halls Mill Creek and Dog River. Margaret Kates |, al, 23 Aug. 2023 Like many of New York's 11 Finger Lakes, Cayuga is a focal point for recreation — swimming, paddling, power boating, sailing — and there are numerous public access points to the water within Aurora, including Aurora Village Park and Long Point State Park. Paul Brady, Travel + Leisure, 22 Aug. 2023 Plenty of swimming holes have indefinitely shut down for public access due to excess litter and pollution, especially in New York State. Jessica Chapel, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Aug. 2023 Fishing near public access points generally isn't great because those waters are heavily pressured. Bryan Hendricks, Arkansas Online, 6 Aug. 2023 Better fishing and future public access The project is to reduce the impact of waves and flooding, reduce polluted runoff and nutrient loads and increase recreational fishing opportunities. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 27 June 2023 After two people drowned in Lewisville Lake this week, the city is closing public access to the swimming beach at Lewisville Lake Park indefinitely. Isabella Volmert, Dallas News, 13 Aug. 2023 The letter argued that increased public access to the court proceedings will be crucial for the health of American democracy. Miles J. Herszenhorn, USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Public access.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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