There exists a small body of literature on recreational use of highways. This note summarises some of this material and offers suggestions for developing this area of research in Australia. In particular it suggests that research could be conducted on the anticipation phase, the driving phase and the recollection phase of recreational travel. A pilot study indicating the style of the suggested research is included. Using a multi-dimensional scaling analysis the image of 14 Australian highways were described. The cost of such "software" research into highway use was examined and judged to be inexpensive. There would appear to be a strong case for developing tourist highway research because of the large number of people and organisations with an interest in how tourists use this recreational resource. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 156-160
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM