Tuesday, October 28, 2008

US Bicycle Route System plan approved by AASHTO

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has approved a National Corridor Plan laying out the framework and guidelines for the development of this 50,000 mile system.

The U.S. Bicycle Route System is a proposed national network of bicycle routes that span multiple states and are of national and regional significance. These routes are selected and maintained by State Departments of Transportation (DOTs), and designated and catalogued by AASHTO.


5 comments:

wilburthebud said...

This is a very significant development for us touring cyclists. For the longest time I had to piece together routes from Adv cycling, Delorme, Mapquest etc.
Some of the state maps are excellent, Maryland comes to mind, maybe they can be used as a template to promote uniformity and spread the costs of signing, maps etc. For instance, PA does not have a foldable map as yet, you need to get the info off the web and overlay highway maps or Delorme or the USGS maps. Problem with winging it is you can wind up on some really dicey roads

Andy B from Jersey said...

uhhhhmmmm....

Why is the numbering system just the opposite to the Interstate Highway System? Look at it closely.

Jon said...

It is the same system as the US Route System.

Andy B from Jersey said...

No its not! Bike Rt95 is on the west coast. Interstate 95 is the east! The same inversion goes north south too.

Anonymous said...

andy: jon is right.
The US Route system (think of US 1 or US 30 in Philadelphia) is not the same as the Interstate system.