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Automatic, time-interval traffic counts for recreation area management planningAuthor(s): D. L. Erickson; C. J. Liu; H. K. Cordell
Source: In: LaPage, Wilbur F., ed. Proceedings 1980 National Outdoor Recreation Trends Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-57. Vols. I and II. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station: 115-124.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAutomatic, time-interval recorders were used to count directional vehicular traffic on a multiple entry/exit road network in the Red River Gorge Geological Area, Daniel Boone National Forest. Hourly counts of entering and exiting traffic differed according to recorder location, but an aggregated distribution showed a delayed peak in exiting traffic thought to be typical of recreation areas. The proportions of hourly entering and exiting traffic and weekend and weekday traffic varied among locations. An exceptionally high weekend use was related to occurrence of the autumn color season. Subsequently, there was a general down-trend in weekend use. Implications of traffic data for the allocation of resources to information, interpretation, and enforcement programs in the Red River Gorge area are discussed.
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CitationErickson, D. L.; Liu, C. J.; Cordell, H. K. 1980. Automatic, time-interval traffic counts for recreation area management planning. In: LaPage, Wilbur F., ed. Proceedings 1980 National Outdoor Recreation Trends Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-57. Vols. I and II. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station: 115-124.
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