Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Transportation and Congestion in Acadia National Park

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:59

Transportation and Congestion in Acadia National Park

Coastal Conversations show: October 27, 2017
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant

Listen to the show on WERU archives

Show Description

small photo of Acadia National ParkAs the fall colors begin to fade, so does the congestion in Acadia National Park. But in recent years, the high volumes of people accessing both the Park and the surrounding Mount Desert Island towns during the summer and shoulder seasons has caused increased traffic, overloaded parking lots and, many would say, decreased visitor experience.

The Park Service is looking for solutions to better manage the movement of people and their cars throughout this finite island. And Bar Harbor’s business community is watching.

This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant, host of Coastal Conversations. On our next program, we will explore congestion and transportation planning in Acadia National Park. Joining me in the studio will be John Kelly, Management Assistant for Acadia National Park, and Martha Searchfield, Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

As always, your insights, experience, and questions are welcome as part of the conversation. Make a note to tune in Friday morning, October 27 for 10 to 11 AM when this month’s Coastal Conversation is about congestion and transportation planning in Acadia National Park. Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor, and online at WERU.org.

Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor, and online at WERU.org.

Guests

John Kelly, Management Assistant, Acadia National Park
Martha Searchfield, Executive Director, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

For more information

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
The Town of Bar Harbor website includes information from the Parking Solutions Task Force as well as the Ferry Terminal property planning process.

Listen to the show on WERU archives
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