The “Acadia National Park” Proposed Traffic Limitation Plan — The OFFICIAL YouTube Videos.
Whether you had heard of the proposed ‘Acadia National Park‘ traffic limitation (in reality mitigation) plan or not, these videos are worth watching. They graphically illustrate the traffic problem that they are trying to deal with.
I can empathize though we typically manage to avoid the traffic.
We usually go in late June and early September — though we have also been there in July. The June and Sept. times we go are NOT peak-peak. Plus, I now know my way around, am familiar with the back routes and also know when the crowds will be.
I am also aware that Yosemite already has a similar reservation plan. I think that it is kind of inevitable. Maybe, as some had already feared a few years ago, the whole park may become BUS-ONLY (like the Western part of the Grand Canyon).
Not sure how they can partition the ‘Ocean Drive’ section of the ‘Loop Road‘ since it is a one-way.
I can’t say I am opposed to the need for some traffic regulation. But, I am hoping that it won’t impact me too greatly since I am willing to travel off-peak.
You should watch these videos. Well worth it. Well produced.