Green access for countryside recreation - how to make it easier for more people to visit the countryside and its tourist attractions whilst reducing their environmental footprint

Travel is good for recreation and for broadening the mind. Visitors bring valuable income to tourist destinations and rural shops and services, but they also usually bring their cars with them, and this is an increasing problem in the countryside. The problem is recognised by local planning authorities and by grant-making bodies. The latter routinely require those developing new visitor facilities to explain how they are going to reduce the environmental impact of the facility and its visitors. Any Visitor Travel Plan has to be based on the travel and access facilities that exist 'on the ground', which is where a Green Access Audit comes in. This guide leads the reader through the process of auditing countryside attractions and destinations for green access. The document contains sections as follows: Green access audits; Making a difference; Action plans and visitor travel plans; and Background information.

  • Authors:
    • WOOD, C
  • Publication Date: 2009


  • English

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  • Pagination: 44p

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  • Accession Number: 01147023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 24 2009 8:38AM