The objective of this study was to adopt a practical methodology for short-range transportation improvements that are fully responsive to the typical problem of recreational resources near an urban area. The methodology was applied to alleviate the transportation and related problems of ski resorts of Little Cottonwood Canyon of Utah. Specific evaluation data related to the canyon; however, the breadth of the system considered, the parameters developed, and the decision-making process suggested were structured so that the concept could be adopted as a consistent planning tool to resolve problems in similar recreation resorts. Emphasis was placed on simplicity and practicality of the developed methodology as well as on maximum accessibility and minimum negative environmental impacts. A specific park-and-ride bus transit system has been recommended for the study resort on the basis of economic factors and community responses. Application of the suggested methodology stressed intangible factors as well as strictly monetary factors. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 14-19
  • Monograph Title: Current issues in statewide transportation planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1981 12:00AM