Title

Principles of Sustainable Transportation in the National Parks

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

The George Wright Forum

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Volume

31

Issue

3

First Page

345

Last Page

358

Abstract

Transportation and national parks are intimately linked. For example, nearly 300 million visitors per year travel to and within the US national parks. Moreover, American national parks comprise over 80 million acres of public land and include extensive networks of transportation corridors—roads, trails, bike paths, waterways, and public transit—that link a vast array of iconic attraction sites—viewpoints, historical and cultural sites, visitors centers, campgrounds, and gateway communities. The inherent complexities of this intersection between transportation and national parks demand more explicit research and management attention.

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