Problems and Solutions. Using the Lake District sheet from last day summarise what you have learned onto a sheet of paper like the table on this slide. The Lake District: Problems and Conflicts. Key conflicts in the Lake District: Traffic and transport issues, Uses of Windermere,
Using the Lake District sheet from last day summarise what you have learned onto a sheet of paper like the table on this slide
Key conflicts in the Lake District:
Traffic and transport issues,
Uses of Windermere,
“Reducing the numbers of people going into the hills must never be seen as a solution. Our need for them is too great. The challenge,therefore, is to find ways of enabling people to venture into the hills without spoiling them”
Pollution Noise Visual Intrusion Congestion
Honeypot Sites Parking Hazards to vulnerable road users
The Lake District Traffic Management Initiative (LDTMI) was set up in 1993 as a partnership between Cumbria County Council (CCC), the LDNPA, Cumbria Tourist Board (CTB) and the Countryside Commission (now the Countryside Agency).
The initiative was to run for 3 years, to ‘progress the development of solutions to traffic and transport issues in the National Park’.
ENABLE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO GO ABOUT ITS NORMAL BUSINESS
MAINTAIN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY AND ASSIST IT TO BECOME SUSTAINABLE
REDUCE TRAFFIC IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
ENSURE THAT THE NATIONAL PARK REMAINS ACCESSIBLE FOR QUIET ENJOYMENT
OFFER ALTERNATIVE MODES OF TRANSPORT TO THE CAR
TAILOR TRAFFIC TO THE ABILITY OF THE EXISTING ROADS TO COPE
The Area Action Plans are a series of agreed local plans, created by the LDTMI, set out the tourism development and marketing priorities for 2007-2008.
Each Action Plan seeks to outline the role that it can play in assisting Cumbria's Destination Management Plan 2007-2008.
Keswick, set in the glorious countryside of the northern half of the Lake District National Park is a favourite location for millions of visitors a year, yet the apparent prosperity and well being of this community masks serious concern on issues such as the shortage of affordable housing for local people, a narrow range of employment and low wage levels, inadequate public transport and car parking, few facilities for young families and youth and many others.
Use of peripheral
In the most
Not to park a
The village green
Put up advisory
Speed limits (signs
To be sympathetic
Parking for local
Prevent parking on
Grass verges as
It causes erosion
Bus runs from Ambleside through
Elterwater to Langdale Fell
Mention things like:
Footpath erosion can be defined as “where the vegetation and soil structure has been lost or substantially altered due to concentrated people pressures.”
The Lake District attracts approximately 12 million visitors per year. A survey in 1994 showed that 87% of visitors use the footpaths.The large number of tourists puts the environment under great pressure, and footpath erosion can create huge scars on the landscape.