Alternative Transportation Study for Bodie Island in Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Transportation alternatives will be supportive of the Federal Transit Administration's "Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program" purpose of enhancing the protection of and increasing the enjoyment of those visiting national parks and public lands. The goals of the study will be in line with the Program goals:
• To conserve natural, historical, and cultural resources;
• To reduce congestion and pollution;
• To improve visitor mobility and accessibility;
• To enhance visitor experience; and
• To ensure access to all, including persons with disabilities.
The main elements of the study are:
• Evaluation of the existing transportation network, as well as the existing and future project-forecasted travel conditions;
• Assessment of unmet transportation needs (existing and projected); and
• Identification of alternative, sustainable, integrated transportation strategies to address needs.
The focus of this evaluation will be on transit technology service and non-motorized vehicle options, such as streetcars (trams or trolleys), shuttle and local bus, water ferry, and routes for bicycling, hiking, and walking. The Study will describe the necessary services, equipment, facilities, and infrastructure to support transit technology service and non-motorized vehicle options.
Darrell Echols, Deputy Superintendent
Outer Banks Group
1401 National Park Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-2111 x148
The NPS is conducting an Alternative Transportation Study for Bodie Island District of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The objective of the Study is to perform a transportation analysis, allowing for the identification of optimal transportation strategies for visitors traveling from and destined for sites within the Bodie Island District (Nags Head to Rodanthe, and adjacent villages to the north and south). The planning effort will be a cooperative process, conducted in coordination with other Federal, state, local government agencies, regional planning organizations, and many other stakeholders.