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The study looks at the land use implications of pleasure cruising on the River Thames and examines the planner's role and the different approaches adopted to control the level of activity on the river. By considering the organizational, strategic and local planning aspects of cruising, it puts...

Author(s)
Slater, J.
Publisher
Oxford Polytechnic., UK
Citation
Planning for pleasure cruising on the River Thames., 1976,
Abstract

During the 1980s the River Severn and the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal in the UK saw seen their role as a freight traffic route change to that of a leisure and tourism resource. This report provides data about present pleasure boating usage patterns and demands on the Severn Waterways. It aims to ...

Publisher
Rickmansworth, Herts, UK
Citation
Planning and Research Paper - British Waterways, 1990, No. 39, pp 16pp.
Abstract

A survey of existing boaters on the Crinan canal, Scotland, UK, was undertaken to provide a profile of the boaters, their attitude to British Waterways and the canal their image of the canal, actual and perceived problems in using the canal and the needs of boaters using the canal. The canal links...

Citation
Planning and Research Paper, British Waterways Board, 1989, No.3, pp 46pp.
Abstract

Cruise passengers (n=362) using the Shannon-Erne waterway, Lough Erne and the River Shannon, Northern Ireland, were surveyed between July and September 1994 regarding their participation in leisure activities, favoured stops and heritage sites and opinions of the natural environment. The activities ...

Author(s)
Guyer, C.; Pollard, J.
Citation
Journal of Environmental Management, 1997, 51, 2, pp 199-215
Abstract

A third component of the boat movement research this is the "private" counterpart to report Number 8. Use of privately owned boats is rather more complicated to monitor than that of hire boats - there are the extra "unknowns" of trip frequency and duration - unlike hire boats which are used...

Citation
Recreation Planning Research Papers, British Waterways Board, 1980, No. 10,
Abstract

Maintenance of the waterways depends on substantial grant-in-aid from the national exchequer and there is a tendency amongst Government to see this almost entirely as a drain on the public purse. This particular study attempts to illustrate one of the positive returns from the waterway maintenance...

Citation
Recreation Planning Research Papers, British Waterways Board, 1980, No. 11,
Abstract

A survey was conducted to provide information to help in the future management and marketing of the Birmingham Canal Navigations at Gas Street Basin and Farmers Bridge Locks, and to give indications as to future possible development of the sites. The survey was carried out on site, using separate...

Publisher
Rickmansworth, Herts, UK
Citation
Planning and Research Paper - British Waterways, 1990, No.38, pp 50pp.
Abstract

The main study consists of four publications on angling, informal use, private boating and holiday boating (for the first two and summary report see RRTA 3,1081,1082,1083). This study identifies the factors which influence demand for canal holidays, assessing the value of the hire cruiser industry, ...

Author(s)
Ash, S.; Stabler, M. J.
Publisher
Amenity Waterways Study Unit, Department of Economics., Reading, UK
Citation
The amenity demand for inland waterways. Holiday hire boating on the inland waterways of England and Wales., 1978, pp 56 + xiii pp.
Abstract

Pleasure cruising and angling have been recognized amenity functions of waterways for many years. Landscaping and vegetation management have played a part in improving the canal environment, thereby adding greatly to the amenity value of waterways for the walkers and picnickers who use the canals...

Publisher
London, UK
Citation
Waterway ecology and the design of recreational craft. A paper to the British Waterways Board., 1983, pp 68pp.
Abstract

A study was conducted to examine usage of the River Trent in England. The main objectives of the survey were to: assess the type and frequency of cruise trips by type of boat; determine the likes and dislikes of boaters on the river and obtain suggestions for improvement; and ascertain the age...

Author(s)
UK, British Waterways
Publisher
Rickmansworth, Herts, UK
Citation
Planning and Research Paper - British Waterways, 1990, No.35, pp 46pp.