Case Closed

Public Motorized Trespass and Administrative Activity on Closed Roads in the Upper Swan, Lower Swan, and Noisy Face Geographic Units


Swan_2004_Rd_Closure_Report.pdf
Swan_2004_Rd_Closure_chart.pdf

Executive Summary

256 road closures in the Upper Swan, Lower Swan, and Noisy Face Geographic Units were inspected to determine 1) the effectiveness of closure devices in blocking public motorized trespass, and 2) where administrative use of gated roads is apparent. 52.7% (135) showed evidence of public motorized trespass. An additional 9.8% (25) showed evidence of “administrative” activity, which may have included unauthorized use of gate keys. 37.5% (96) of the closures effectively blocked public motorized trespass and showed no signs of “administrative” use. However, 42.7% (41) of these “effective” closures had unused detour spaces on one or both sides of the closure device, indicating potential for future failure.

This article published on December 15, 2004 • [Permalink]