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Recreational Context

Roads and highways lead to recreational sites and can also be recreational facilities in themselves. The Recreational Context encompasses resources for outdoor recreational activities.

Roads and highways lead to recreational sites and can also be recreational facilities in themselves. The Recreational element encompasses resources for outdoor recreational activities that:
  • Are directly associated with and dependent upon the natural and cultural elements of a corridor's landscape;
  • Provide opportunities for active and passive recreational experiences;
  • May include, but are not limited to, downhill skiing, rafting, boating, fishing, hiking, or driving the road itself;
  • May be seasonal, but the quality and importance of the recreational activities as seasonal operations must be well recognized.

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Adapted from Policy 5.18.95, Byway Beginnings



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23 U.S.C. Section 138 ("Section 4(f)") It is hereby declared to be the national policy that special effort should be made to preserve the natural beauty of the countryside and public park and recreation lands, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and historic sites.
-- 23 U.S.C. Section 138 ("Section 4(f)")

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