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The Implementation Of Alternative Transit To Preserve A Region's Cultural Identity: A Case Study Of Eagle County, Colorado, U.S.A.

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030451

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

571.75 kb

Author(s)

K.C. Cheung, F. Du, E. McMurray, K. Vora-Akhom & P. Campos

Abstract

The implementation of alternative transit to preserve a region's cultural identity: a case study of Eagle County, Colorado, U.S.A. Design Workshop Incorporated, Colorado, USA. 2 Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, C.P.R.S., New York, U.S.A. 3 Texas A M University, Texas, tY XA. 4 Colorado State University, Colorado, 7LS.A. 5 Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand Abstract Eagle County, Colorado, in the United States of America, is a mountain resort area that is currently facing challenges associated with increasing resident population and tourists. The most prevalent of these challenges is to accommodate increasing transportation demands while remaining sensitive to the local culture and ecology, which are so much a part of the region's tourist appeal. Currently, the roadway-based mass transit system for the area does little to relieve congestion, and is susceptible to the harsh natural environment of the region. A study of the effects of the introduction of a

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