HIGHWAYS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION

HIGHWAY PLANNING IS DISCUSSED FROM THE ASPECT OF HIGHWAY CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUTDOOR RECREATION. SURVEYS ARE NEEDED OF THE SCENIC QUALITIES OF RECREATIONAL ROADS AND OF THE TYPE OF PROTECTION NEEDED TO INSURE THAT THEY REMAIN ATTRACTIVE TO TRAVELERS. EASEMENT ACQUISITION MUST BE USED ALONG RECREATIONAL ROADS TO PROTECT SCENIC BEAUTY. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT FEDERAL FUNDS MUST BE ALLOCATED FOR A SYSTEM OF PARKS AND CAMPING GROUNDS TO BE BUILT IN COORDINATION WITH THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY PROGRAM. HIGHWAY PLANNERS RECOGNIZE THAT HIGH-DENSITY RECREATIONAL AREAS AND GENERAL OUTDOOR AREAS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH HIGHWAY CAPACITY FREEWAYS AND THROUGHWAYS, BUT AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT POLICY IS REQUIRED IN PRIMITIVE AREAS WHERE LIMITED ACCESS AND DELIBERATE AVOIDANCE OF HIGHWAYS ARE NECESSARY FOR PRESERVATION. RECREATIONAL AREAS, BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE, ARE A VITAL PART OF THE ECONOMIC HEALTH OF A REGION. ROAD BUILDERS CAN DO MUCH TO DEVELOP THE RECREATIONAL POTENTIAL OF A REGION AND THE NATION, PROVIDED HIGHWAYS ARE RECOGNIZED AS MORE THAN A MEANS TO AN END, AND PROVIDED FULL RECOGNITION IS GIVEN TO THE RECREATIONAL VALUE ASSOCIATED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY WITH HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 22-29
  • Monograph Title: Roadside development
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 6 1994 12:00AM