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Tourism and road

Javier Fernández Bustinduy
Civil Engineer, M Sc MIT
Managing Director BB & J Consult, SA

The road has been historically treated as infrastructure support road traffic, mainly designed to meet journeys by private vehicle, either passing or residents of a community, ensuring the accessibility of it. However, its contribution to the development of sustainable mobility, especially in the case of use by tourism, requires focus attention on his role as support multiple modes of transport used by tourists, which are not limited to the automobile private, but also understand, and interests to do so increasingly greater extent, public transport, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Historical "ins" of the road, an essential element of the road, such as roadsides, sidewalks or signaling elements, mostly designed with a sizing minimal and subordinates to the characteristics of tracing the roads of the road, are giving way a new integral design concept of an infrastructure, integrated and environmentally friendly and especially in tourist regions.

The article raises the necessary modification of the design process and design a pathway of these features, which should pursue the multifunctionality of its users, abandoning the concept of "section-type-that-just-be-changed-a-su- step-by-the-works-of-factory "for treatment zone or corridor, which integrate environmentally and each other different types of way necessary, segregated or shared, to meet the needs of each flow simultaneously resolving the points of conflict between them, and the connections of the secondary networks of each type.

Tourist road, cycle path, bike lane, bicycle, scenic road, environmental integration.

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