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We invite you to join us for a
PUBLIC AND PARTNERS
about the park’s Multimodal Transportation Plan
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center Highway 63 Bryce Canyon, UT 84764 Conference Room D
Join the National Park Service for an open house to hear updates on the Multimodal Transportation Plan and Environmental Assessment for Bryce Canyon National Park. The park has prepared an environmental assessment to analyze potential impacts from each alternative, including the agency’s preferred alternative. Your input is needed to address remaining concerns and allow NPS staff to reach a final decision, finalize the plan, and begin its implementation.
The public comment period begins on Friday, February 14, 2014, continues for 32 days, and concludes on Monday, March 17, 2014. Please see the contact information below to submit your comments.
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For more information: 435-834-4753 http://parkplanning.nps.gov/brca [email protected]
National Park Service M U L T I M O D A L U.S. Department of the Interior TRANSPORTATION PLAN Bryce Canyon National Park
January 22, 2014 14-03
For Immediate Release
Kathleen Gonder, (435)834-4740
Dear Friend of Bryce Canyon National Park:
The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for a Multimodal Transportation Plan at Bryce Canyon National Park. This project will enable the park to test, implement and refine current and future transportation solutions in an integrated, flexible context over the next 20 years. With your input, we hope to finalize and start implementing the transportation plan this summer!
The desired outcomes of the final transportation plan include:
• Reducing traffic congestion and parking shortages
• Increasing safety and improving visitors’ experiences
• Eliminating or minimizing resource conflicts
• Improving connectivity for all modes of transportation, including public transportation, private vehicles, tour buses, pedestrians and bicycles
In order to develop a successful transportation plan, the EA analyzed a range of potential solutions that include expanding parking, increasing shuttle service, encouraging different visitation patterns, and changing park operations. The NPS preferred alternative includes the best elements from each of the other action alternatives.
Using a strong adaptive management approach, the preferred alternative promotes science-based decision- making that provides park managers the flexibility to make adjustments and implement the suite of solutions proposed in the plan, as needed. Under this alternative, the park would encourage alternative transportation options such as the shuttle, tour buses, walking, and cycling. The park would also test the effectiveness of parking expansions, seasonal vehicle restrictions, and parking time limits. Travel information for visitors would also be improved to encourage more sustainable visitation patterns.
The public is invited to attend an open house to review the alternatives considered and provide feedback about the agency’s preferred alternative. The open house will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center, Conference Room D, on the top floor of the building.
An open comment period will begin on Friday, February 14, 2014. Those wishing to provide comments should submit them in writing as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, March 17, 2014. Comments can be submitted online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/brca, or sent to [email protected], or to Bryce Canyon National Park,
P.O. Box 640201, Bryce, UT 84764. Respondents should include their name, address and email to be added to the mailing list for more information about this project. Remember that unless requested otherwise, a list of all those that comment during public review periods, including their addresses, is available upon request.
Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you at the Public and Partners Open House! Bryce Canyon National Park For more information: 435-834-4753 http://parkplanning.nps.gov/brca [email protected]
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