ACADIA NATIONAL PARK – Friends of Acadia (FOA) is seeking feedback from all who experienced the “car-free morning” held in Acadia National Park last Saturday, September 26, when the Park Loop Road and Cadillac Summit Road were closed to private vehicles from midnight till noon. An online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/car-free-acadia-sept2015 will collect information about visitors’ experiences that morning: whether they enjoyed or were inconvenienced by the closures, what they did at Acadia, and additional details about their visit.
The car-free event and survey are part of a larger effort to develop and test ideas to help solve transportation issues in the park. Friends of Acadia Conservation Director Stephanie Clement explains, “Visitor input will be an important part of the car-free morning’s success. We will share the survey responses with park officials, to help inform their transportation planning process—and, we hope, find the best possible solutions to Acadia’s transportation and congestion challenges as we begin Acadia’s second century.”
Photo: A cyclist enjoys Otter Point during the September 2015 car-free morning at Acadia. Courtesy Nick Jenei.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 28, 2015
CONTACT: Stephanie Clement, Conservation Director, email@example.com or 207-288-3340