Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Transportation System Existing Conditions

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore ("the Lakeshore") is a significant regional destination along southern Lake Michigan. The Lakeshore manages scenic, fragile dunes and other ecosystems within its jurisdiction. The Lakeshore's transportation system supports access to not only its resources but also a number of gateway communities. This summary of existing transportation-related conditions provides an overview of multimodal access to and within the Lakeshore. The issues and concerns explored at the end of this document provide a framework for potential projects that can be implemented in the short term to address transportation issues. Key concerns at the Lakeshore include: (1) congestion and traffic safety; (2) parking lot capacity; (3) trail connections; (4) bicycle and pedestrian connections from rail to lake; and (5) underutilization of alternative modes.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, 55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    National Park Service

    Midwest Region
    601 Riverfront Drive
    Omaha, NE  United States  68102-4226
  • Authors:
    • Baas, Jessica
    • Rasmussen, Benjamin
    • Yowell, Ryan
  • Publication Date: 2016-5-20


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01603494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-NPS-16-04, 626/132643
  • Contract Numbers: P15PG00222; VM0500; PA251
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2016 8:35AM