Travel and Transportation in Parks and Protected Areas

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Transportation Geography Specialty Group, Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 2:40 PM / 4:20 PM (MDT)
Room: Iris, Sheraton, 8th Floor
Organizers: Joe Weber, Selima Sultana
Chairs: Joe Weber


Travel to and within national parks is a matter of increasing concern. The ‘dual mandate’ under which national parks are managed requires that providing access to the scenic and historic features of America’s national parks be balanced by environmental protections. Given the nature of the session (s), possible topics of interest may beyond American Parks. This session will examine topics such as, but not limited to:

• Vacation travel to national park and other protected areas
• Movement and mobility within parks
• Geography of the Trail (e.g., Appalachian) and other long distance trail networks
• The relationship among Race/ethnicity, visitors, and transportation
• Cultural integration in the parks and implications of transportation related policy
• Environmental consequences of road or other transportation projects within parks,
• Alternative transportation network
• Cultural landscapes of transportation and mobility.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Michael Pretes*, University of North Alabama, John Crowell, University of North Alabama, Youth visitors in national parks: Case studies of visitor age trends in Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Selima Sultana*, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Transportation, Mobility and the National Parks 20 3:00 PM
Presenter Jasper Heslinga*, European Tourism Futures Institute (ETFI), Understanding recreational boating in protected areas by using integrated monitoring: an exemplar from the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea in the Netherlands 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Yang Peng*, Sun Yat-sen University, Jun Li, Sun Yat-sen University, Honggang Xu, Sun Yat-sen University, Walking Behavior and Pedestrian Flow Characteristics in Mountain Resorts 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Joe Weber*, University Of Alabama, Matthew LaFevor, University of Alabama, Uncovering the Arrowhead Trail: Identifying, Classifying, and Mapping Historic Landscapes of Transportation 20 4:00 PM

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