As outdoor recreation areas in Oregon become more popular, increased auto-related congestion results in strained resources, environmental degradation, and diminished visitors’ experiences. This project proposes policies, strategies, and a variety of approaches to help transportation agencies and land managers facilitate car-free access to outdoor recreation areas. The plan also proposes approaches to increase access to recreation areas for transit-dependent visitors and under-represented communities who face significant barriers to access today. The Background Report includes data; interview, survey and focus group themes; site visit findings; and personal travel anecdotes.
Boden, Kara; Crawford, Brandon; Gray, Matt; Lamb, Tony; Valencia, Maricelith; and Whitman, John, "Cascadia Connect: Car-Free Access to the Outdoors" (2018). Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects. 164.