DENVER/ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECREATION ACCESS STUDY

Recreational travel from the Denver area to major Rocky Mountain winter and summer recreation destinations is analyzed. The objective of the study is to test the hypothesis that there is a market for non-auto access to principal recreation destinations in the vicinity of a major metropolitan area, that service concepts can be developed to maximize the utilization of existing private and public carriers, and that legal and institutional barriers can be overcome. Practical recommendations for the study area and general results with national transferability are both developed. Only existing data sources are used; no new surveys are conducted. The resident and out-of-state visitor markets are sized, specific bus service concepts are developed, ridership and cost estimates are made, and institutional obstacles are evaluated. Techniques are developed for translating ski lift ticket data into person-trips, and for estimating future ridership on the recommended bus access system. The techniques are judged to have good national transferability. It is concluded that a substantial market for non-auto recreation access transportation does in fact exist, that a service concept can be developed to maximize use of existing carriers, and that the legal and institutional problems are at least reasonably tractable.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-241994.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Chase Rosen and Wallace, Incorporated

    901 North Washington Street
    Alexandria, VA  USA  22314

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    Assistant Secretary for Policy, Plans and International Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kreisberg, H N
    • HEIBERG, E
    • Wilkins, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 262 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/P-791002 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-80003
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM