Phase 1: 2016
To better understand the vehicular capacity of the park, we commissioned a study to analyze traffic and parking conditions in the summer of 2016. In particular, we wanted to:
Data was collected over a three-day period from August 14 to 16, 2016 using a variety of traffic counters, video recorders, and direct observation by members of the study team. This data was coupled with year-round gate and traffic counter data collected by the NPS to inform the results of this study.
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To better understand vehicle flow, parking, and intersection conditions in the corridor between the West Gate and Old Faithful, we commissioned a second phase of the 2016 Transportation and Vehicle Mobility Study.
Phase II documents existing transportation and visitor use conditions along the corridor between the West Gate and Old Faithful, analyzes the relationship between vehicle numbers in the park and parking lot capacities, and assesses how often Madison Junction and other intersections are over capacity. The study simulates three hypothetical mitigation strategies:
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Last updated: April 19, 2019