Saturday, May 14, 2011

AASHTO Approves New U.S. Bicycle Routes Across America

Earlier this week the Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced that AASHTO’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved of six new U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBR):

USBR 1 in Maine and New Hampshire

USBR 20 in Michigan

USBR 8, 95, 97, and 87 in Alaska

These are the first official U.S. Bicycle Routes to be established since 1982.

The Adventure Cycling Association's blog also announced that Virginia has submitted changes to their existing USBR 1 and USBR 76. Originally approved in 1982, these routes are now being updated with minor adjustments to roads with better accommodations. This blog posting also contains maps of the six new USBR's.

When complete, the U.S. Bicycle Route System will be the largest official bike route network on the planet, encompassing more than 50,000 miles of routes.

For more details on the new additions, please click here. You can also click here for an overview map of the entire U.S. Bicycle Route system.


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