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AASHTO Approves New U.S. Bicycle Routes Across America

Thursday, May 12, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Debra Goeks
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AASHTO Approves New U.S. Bicycle Routes Across America
First new official routes in almost 30 years herald growing momentum for U.S. Bicycle Route System

Missoula, Montana — Adventure Cycling Association <http://www.adventurecycling.org/> and the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) have announced that AASHTO's Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved six new U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBR): USBR 1 in Maine and New Hampshire, USBR 20 in Michigan, and USBR 8, 95, 97, and 87 in Alaska — the first official U.S. Bicycle Routes to be established since 1982.

AASHTO and Adventure Cycling welcomed approval of these new routes as a momentous step toward creating an official U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS), which will become the largest official national cycling network on the planet.

Full news release here: http://www.adventurecycling.org/news/20110511.cfm?use=web.
Maps of each state's approved routes here: http://www.adventurecycling.org/news/pressphotos/usbrstatemaps.zip