Primary Concern: Wildlife Interactions
Many visitors travel to Federal lands to see animals/wildlife.
This traffic, as well as traffic traveling through a Federal
land can lead to issues between animals and vehicles. Image
1 shows an example of how an overpass can be used to let
animals pass safely under a roadway. Image 2 shows how signage
may be used to warn motorists of animals crossing a roadway.
The potential solutions to this issue include using infrastructure
to minimize animal/vehicle conflicts, using ITS to inform
motorists/visitors of animals, and policy solutions to slow
traffic and inform motorists of the likelihood of animals
on the roads. The following links let you view the Fact Sheets
which provide detailed information on the possible solutions
relating to this issue.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)