ROADS AND RECREATION

THE SIMILARITIES OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND HIGHWAYS ARE DISCUSSED WITH RESPECT TO THE PROBLEMS OF EVALUATING QUANTITY AND QUALITY NECESSARY, ALLOCATING FUNDS, SETTING USER PRICES, AND DETERMINING THE GOVERNING RULES. WHEN A CAMPSITE IS PRODUCED, IT IS PRODUCED FOR EVERY NIGHT OF THE YEAR WHETHER IT IS NEEDED OR NOT. SIMILARLY, ONCE HIGHWAY CAPACITY IS PRODUCED IT IS THERE NOT ONLY DURING RUSH HOURS, BUT DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY AND NIGHT AS WELL. THIS IS THE PROBLEM OF "JOINT SUPPLY IN FIXED PROPORTIONS." BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM, IT WOULD BE POOR PRACTICE IN MAKING PRODUCTION DECISIONS TO USE COST INFORMATION ON SINGLE ELEMENTS, SUCH AS 5 P.M. TRAFFIC OR THE COST OF A JULY 4TH CAMPING SPACE. THE AUTHOR DIVIDES THE YEAR-AROUND CAMP SPACE INTO A SET OF 365 PRODUCTS AND LIKEWISE DIVIDES THE HIGHWAY IN A DAILY SET OF 24 PRODUCTS. USING THIS BASIS THE ALLOCATION PROBLEM IS ANALYZED AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION ARE DISCUSSED.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 114-24
  • Serial:
    • Land Economics
    • Volume: 48
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
    • ISSN: 0023-7639

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1972 12:00AM