WEEKEND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL - DEVELOPMENT OF A CONCEPT

TRADITIONALLY, THE PROCESS OF FACILITY PLANNING HAS GIVEN MAJOR EMPHASIS TO THE NEED FOR ACCOMODATING DEMAND, WITH DEMAND DERIVED INDEPENDENTLY OF ANY CONSTRAINTS WHICH MIGHT OCCUR FORM RESOURCE LIMITATIONS. THE CONCEPT PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT RECOGNIZES THE EXISTENCE OF RESOURCE LIMITATIONS AFFECTING BOTH THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL RECREATIONAL FACILITIES CAPACITY AND THE ACCESS TO SUCH FACILITIES. PHASE I OF THE PLANNING PROCESS DETERMINES WEEKEND RECREATION DEMANDS. THE HOLDING CAPACITY OF RECREATION AREAS WITHIN THE WEEKEND TRAVEL REGION IS THEN COMPARED WITH DEMAND. PHASE II DISTRIBUTES THE DEMAND FOR ANY WEEKEND RECREATION ACTIVITY AMONG POSSIBLE LOCATIONS. ATTRACTIVENESS, ACCESSIBILITY, USER COST, AND USER INFORMATION HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS EFFECTIVE DEMAND REGULATORS. PHASE III TRANSFORMS DEMAND FLOW FROM AN URBAN CENTER TO THE INDIVIDUAL RECREATION AREA INTO TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES CAPABLE OF ADEQUATELY HANDLING THE TRAFFIC DEMAND. THIS PHASE INCLUDES THE DETERMINATION OF TRIP PURPOSES AND MODE OF TRAVEL, ASSIGNMENT OF AUTO TRIPS TO THE HIGHWAY NETWORK, AND DETERMINATION OF DESIGN VOLUME. THE STUDY CONCLUDES THAT THE WEEKEND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL PROBLEM CANNOT BE SOLVED BY POLICIES PRIMARILY DIRECTED TOWARD PROVIDING MORE AND MORE TRANSPORTATION CAPACITY WHERE THERE IS AN OBVIOUS TRANSPORTATION DEMAND AND SUGGESTS PUBLIC POLICIES BY WHICH SOME REGULATION OF RECREATIONAL TRAVEL DEMAND CAN BE EFFECTED. /AUTHOR/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 1-74, 11 FIG, 3 TAB, 3 APP
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    Puget Sound Governmental Conference

    Puget Sound Council of Governments, 216 1st Avenue
    Seattle, WA  United States  98104
  • Authors:
    • Leonhardt, K
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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  • Accession Number: 00202052
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1972 12:00AM