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Motorcycle Riding Areas Reduce Conflicts with Campers

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Conflicts between campers and cyclists were reduced by providing motorcyle riding areas adjacent to campgrounds. Campers with motorcycles enjoyed the ready access to riding areas, and nonriding campers approved the reduction in motorcycle riding on campground roads and trails. Riders were asked to rank 10 specified factors for relative importance regarding an ideal trail; a majority considered variety of terrain to be most important. Cyclists preferred well defined trails to open areas for riding. The data were gathered during the summer of 1972 at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) in western Kentucky and Tennessee. A followup in 1977 indicated that our conclusions remain equally applicable today (Cottrell 1977).

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, Department of Recreation and Parks, and Department of Forest Science, Texas A&M University, College Station

Publication date: May 1, 1978

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