Pikes Peak Conceptual Shuttle Study: Visitation Trends and Scenario Planning

This study for the U.S. Forest Service provides a preliminary analysis and set of recommendations to support the agency’s work moving forward to implement a shuttle system at Colorado’s popular Pikes Peak in Pike and San Isabel National Forests. The purpose of this project is to manage visitation when the Summit House and parking area are closed for reconstruction in the next few years. This report provides an analysis on recent visitation trends, followed by a presentation of two proposed shuttle scenarios: a mandatory service during construction, and a voluntary service after construction. Proposed scenarios includes a vehicle recommendation, description of possible staging areas, and preliminary cost estimates. The report concludes with an initial timeline for implementation and recommended next steps.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Forest Service

    Independence Avenue, Between 12th and 14th Streets, NW
    Washington, DC    20250
  • Authors:
    • Rasmussen, Benjamin
    • Timmel, Christopher
  • Publication Date: 2016-4-15


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-USDA-16-02
  • Contract Numbers: 51VXS4A100 PB066
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2016 11:14AM