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Can city lake recreational pressure be measured? The impacts of urbanization on Wuhan’s lakes

Can city lake recreational pressure be measured? The impacts of urbanization on Wuhan’s lakes

Gao, Yan, Deng, Zutao and Morrison, Alastair ORCID: 0000-0002-0754-1083 (2017) Can city lake recreational pressure be measured? The impacts of urbanization on Wuhan’s lakes. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 12. pp. 255-273. ISSN 1874-463X (Print), 1874-4621 (Online) (doi:

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Urban lakes return from production function to the life-form, recreation activities become one of the important social functions of urban lakes, but the recreational pressure has been paid not enough attention. It’s not conducive to the development of lake ecological function and social function. Wuhan city was took as a study case, ArcGis10.2 network analysis function was used in the accessibility analysis of urban lakes, the research combined with Kriging Interpolation results of the population density spatial distribution in the scale of 90 center city streets, and the travel rate (TR) formula improved on the basis of Koch (1978), urban lake recreational pressures (LRP) were measured. Lake accessibility analysis (LAA) results show that the accessibility of lakes in Wuhan city is good, 15 minutes can reach 96.15% of total area, good accessibility means will lead to a higher recreational pressure, in the area of recreational pressure accounted for 99.85% of the total, and 30 minutes to urban area covering almost all. Recreational pressure measurement results show that the traffic accessibility, population density were positively correlated to lake recreational pressure. Wuhan urban lake was divided into five categories by recreational pressure index(LRPI). The highest recreational pressure lakes include 11 lakes such as Neisha, Xiaonanhu Lake(4.6336-5.8027), the higher recreational pressure lakes include 2 lakes, such as Ziyang, Tangzi lake(3.3270-4.2452), the medium recreational pressure lakes include 7 lakes such as Yue, Yangchun lake(1.6425-2.9089), the lower recreational pressure lakes 7 lakes such as Moshui, Yezhi lake(-0.0322-1.3047), the lowest recreational pressure lakes include 11 lakes such as Jinyin, Tangxun lake(-2.2806--0.3764). Based on the above lake accessibility analysis and recreational pressure measurement results, lake recreational pressure mitigation strategy is put forward, the implementation of lakes grading management and allocation of resources, the lake leisure management, urban recreation spatial structure optimization to provide guidance and advice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban lake function; recreational pressure; accessibility; Wuhan
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Last Modified: 06 May 2024 13:40

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