Access Reservation System, Muir Woods
The NPS is proposing to create a parking reservation system that would support management of visitation to levels that meet park goals for safety, natural resource preservation, visitor experience, and public access. The reservation system is intended to be a long-term measure that will allow the park to work with visitors in advance of their arrival so that congestion, and its related impacts, can be minimized and the quality of the experience enhanced. NPS anticipates that the system would operate year-round and reservations would be made through a website, a call center, on site for less busy days, and possibly at other locations. Implementation of the reservation system would use existing park and county infrastructure; no new construction is being proposed.
A second public scoping meeting was held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The meeting was well attended and NPS has still made no final decisions regarding this proposal. The presentation that was given at this meeting is available for download on this website. Click on the Document List link to the left, then click on the link to the presentation with the June 18 date.
NPS is continuing to refine this project proposal and will come back to the public for review and comment once a refined proposal and environmental impact assessment is complete. The public will have a chance to review this proposal and assessment and provide input before any decision document is signed.