In the past some historical and cultural heritage areas, wildlife areas, lakes, and areas of scenic beauty were not exposed to tourists in the United States. Realizing this fact, the FHWA, state departments of transportation, and tourism departments introduced scenic byways to expose these features to the public. In Wyoming, a loop tour program was developed in 1989 in conjunction with the already-existing scenic byways to enhance tourism and divert traffic from interstate to state routes. The University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Division of Tourism conducted a research project to determine the effectiveness of the Wyoming loop tours. As a part of this study, a nationwide survey was conducted to determine the national trends in loop programs. In this paper are summarized the findings from the Wyoming study and the nationwide survey.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 134-138
  • Monograph Title: Geometric design, roadside safety features, roadside hardware monitoring, and scenic loop tours
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 26 1995 12:00AM