Access to Mountain Recreation

by Beat A. vonAllmen, (M.ASCE), Project Dir.; vonAllmen and Partners, Applied Mountain Research Planning and Engrg., Salt Lake City, Utah,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 1, Pg. 87-100

Document Type: Journal Paper


Cable and rail transportation systems are compared with mountain highways in terms of energy consumption and adequacy. Two mountain transportation plans in Utah are taken as examples for pointing towards new horizons in recreational development. General design parameters of mechanical uphill devices are listed. Methods on how to select cable and rail systems are presented based on seasonal demand and utilization. The common resistance that innovative mountain transportation systems have encountered is brought to the attention of recreation planners, mountain developers, and administrators.

Subject Headings: Cables | Rail transportation | Mountains | Recreation | Highways and roads | Energy consumption | Parameters (statistics) | Seasonal variations | Utah | United States

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