National Corridor Plan

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The National Corridor Plan identifies 50-mile wide corridors both prioritized (numbered) and un-prioritized (faint brown lines), where a route might exist or be developed as a U.S. Bicycle Route. Based upon state opportunities and interests, the plan can change by adding new corridors or realigning existing corridors. As corridors become official routes, the wide swaths of color that show the corridors on the map become solid lines to define actual routes. Click on a state on the map above, or scroll down, to see each state’s progress. Links to U.S. Bike Route (USBR) maps, state bike maps, and informational websites are provided as they become available.

Implementation

Progress in each state is categorized based on three distinct implementation models and three phases of implementation.

Models of Implementation

State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) lead the effort.

Volunteers work with bicycle and/or trail organizations to lead the effort with support or coordination from the DOT.

Work Teams made up of advocates and agency stakeholders divide up responsibilities.

Phases of Implementation

Phase I: Planning: States begin general planning, choose a corridor to designate and engage stakeholders. Learn more.

Phase II: Designation: States determine a route, gain agreements, and prepare the AASHTO application. Learn more.

Phase III: Promotion: States and local agencies promote route through maps, brochures, GPS waypoints, and signs or route markers. Learn more.



ALABAMA

The state of Alabama is not participating in the USBRS at this time.

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ALASKA

USBR 8, 108, 208, 95, 87, and 97

Model: DOT

Phase III: Promotion

Alaska submitted an application to AASHTO at the 2010 fall meeting. The Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering approved the application pending more information, specifically route numbers. Numbers were developed by the Task Force on U.S. Bicycle Routes in partnership with the Alaska DOT&PF. Alaska plans to collaborate with Washington State, connecting via the ferry system (also known as the Alaska Marine Highway), and with Canada's provincial and territorial ministries on a land route.


For more information or to volunteer, contact Bob Laurie at bob.laurie(at)alaska(dot)gov.  

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ARIZONA

Model: DOT

Phase II: Designation

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is working with New Mexico DOT (east connection), state bicycling organizations, volunteers, and Adventure Cycling to coordinate designation of USBRs. A consultant has been contracted to assist with planning and implementation of all four U.S. Bicycle Routes in Arizona including USBR 66, 70, 79, and 90.

Cyclists can find bicycle maps on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Program website, including Cycle Arizona Bicycle User Map: Your Guide to Cycling in Arizona.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Michael Sanders at (602-712-8141) or MSanders(at)azdot(dot)gov.

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ARKANSAS

Model: Interstate Work Team

Phase I: Planning

Arkansas formed a work team made up of cyclists, advocacy and trail leaders, and agency staff to develop draft routes based on developing trails and touring routes. The group is collaborating with the Harahan Bridge Project, a proposed bike/pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis, that has the support of agencies, communities and counties in Arkansas and Tennessee.  Partners from Arkansas and Tennessee are proofing the route between west Memphis and Little Rock for future adoption as USBR 80. This route will eventually connect to Oklahoma through Hot Springs National Park and across the Talihina National Scenic Byway.  Other priority corridors include USBR 51 and USBR 84. USBR 51 will follow the Razorback Regional Greenway, a 36 mile bike and pedestrian network traversing the towns of Bentonville, Rogers, Lowell, Springdale, Johnson, and Fayetteville in Northwest Arkansas, (this north/south corridor along the west edge of AR hasn't been officially numbered yet). USBR 84 will be an east/west corridor across the Timberlands of south Arkansas’s West Gulf Coastal Plain connecting Mississippi to Texas.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Bud Laumer at bud.laumer(at)arkansashighways(dot)com or visit the Arkansas Highways and Transportation Bicycle/Pedestrian program.

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CALIFORNIA

Model: DOT

Phase I: Planning

California is developing a strategy for collaborating on route development with CalTrans districts, local agencies, bicycle organizations and other stakeholders. For information about bicycling in California, visit CalTrans Bicycle Program.

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COLORADO

Model: Not Determined

Phase I: Planning

Colorado is looking at ways to utilize the existing designated routes of the American Discovery Trail and the Colorado Trail as key linkages for the USBRS. Planning steps and resources are yet to be identified.

For bicycling in Colorado, see the statewide bicycling map identifying roadways by shoulder width and traffic volume. For more information, contact the CDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

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CONNECTICUT

Model: DOT

Phase I: Planning

Connecticut DOT has a newly revised State Bike Map that shows cross state routes. These on-road routes will be the focus for improvements over time. The map also includes a suitability index and highlights multi-use trails and both trail related parking and ferry information. Cyclists are advised to use the DOT website to alert the non motorized transportation coordinator about crashes and unsafe biking locations.
 
The focus for now is on filling the gaps for trails with statewide significance. These include the Western New England Greenway, the East Coast Greenway and the Farmington River Canal Trail, among others. These trails make interstate connections to US Bike Routes.
 
For more information or to volunteer, contact Katherine Rattan, Non-Motorized Transportation Coordinator at (860) 594-2146 or Katherine(dot)Rattan(at)ct(dot)gov.

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DELAWARE

Model: DOT

Phase I: Planning

Delaware is extremely interested in have a U.S. Bike Route within its borders and has a bike route identified for the USBR 1 corridor. Delaware will coordinate with eastern states on US Bike Route 1.

For more information or to volunteer, contact DelDOT project manager/bicycle and pedestrain coordinator Anthony(dot)Aglio(at)state(dot)de(dot)us or visit DelDOT Bicycle Council.

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

USBR 50

Model: DOT

Phase III: Promotion

District Department of Transportation (DDOT) designated USBR 50 in the spring of 2014, which travels 3.6 miles along the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park, connecting Maryland to Washington DC.

The District of Columbia Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Bicycle Committee, with representatives from Virginia and Maryland, are working to extend USBR 1 through DC and Maryland.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Darren Buck, DDOT bicycle pedestrian coordinator, at darren(dot)buck(at)dc(dot)gov. 

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FLORIDA

USBR 1 and USBR 90

Model: DOT

Phase II: Designation 

An FDOT policy on U.S. Numbered Bicycle Routes was approved on April 7, 2011. The policy allows FDOT staff to plan routes, collaborate with public land managers and local agencies, and bicycle and trail organizations within the USBR 1, 15, 90 and Cross Florida Greenway (CFG) corridors.

AASHTO approved designation of USBR 1 and USBR 90 in fall 2014. USBR 1 follows portions of the East Coast Greenway and Adventure Cycling's Atlantic Coast Route and USBR 90 follows portions of Adventure Cycling's Southern Tier route. Both USBRs are routed exclusively on state-owned roadways. See http://www.dot.state.fl.us/planning/policy/usbr/ for maps and other resources and to learn about future plans for designation.

The FDOT Plans Preparation Manual now includes criteria to be used in selecting routes within the USBRS corridors.  See section, 8.4.6.1 within Chapter 8 of the Plans Preparation Manual

For more information, contact David(dot)Lee(at)dot(dot)state(dot)fl(dot)us.

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GEORGIA

Model: DOT

Phase II: Designation

Presently, the Georgia Dept of Transporatation Bicycle and Pedestrian Office is working with regional planning commissions to update road condition data along the state routes within the USBRS 1 corridor. Some route changes may occur as conditions are studied. Georgia is collaborating with Florida on both USBR 1 and 15.

For more information or to volunteer, contact bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Katelyn DiGioia, at bikeped(at)dot(dot)ga(dot)gov.

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HAWAII

The state of Hawaii is not participating in the USBRS at this time.

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IDAHO

Model: DOT

Phase II: Designation

Idaho is interested in designating routes for the U.S. Bicycle Route System as a transportation system that supports mobility, economic vitality and tourism potential for communities. The bicycle and pedestrian office is currently working on developing systems within the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) that will support the effort, including conducting a bicycle corridor suitability project and forming a state bicycle and pedestrian committee.

ITD District 1 is currently coordinating with the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance and the Pend D'Oreille Pedalers to work towards designation of U.S. Bicycle Route 11 in Northern Idaho. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact ITDbikeped(at)itd(dot)idaho(dot)gov.

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ILLINOIS

USBR 36, 37, and 76

Model: Work Team

Phase III: Promotion

USBRs 36 and 37 were designated in spring 2014 from the Indiana border to the Wisconsin border along Lake Michigan, with the efforts of many partners including Trails for Illinois, Illinois Dept of Transportation, Chicago Dept of Transportation, and other local agencies. IDOT also completed their Bicycle Transportation Plan in 2014, which calls for the development and promotion of an interconnected state bicycle network with a coordinated signage, wayfinding and mapping effort.

USBR 76, designated in 1982, can be found on the Illinois State Highway Map.  Many more bike route and trail maps may be found on the Illinois DOT website.

The Route 66 Trail Executive Council is made up of representatives from the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), IDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian officeLeague of Illinois Bicyclists, and the Route 66 Scenic Byway. The Council will work with Adventure Cycling to designate this combination of trail and road routes as a U.S. Bicycle Route. See the Route 66 Trail Concept Plan for more details. Other interim routes that are within USBRS corridors include: Mississippi River Trail and Grand Illinois Trail.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Gabriel Sulkes, IDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, at gabriel(dot)sulkes(at)illinois(dot)gov.

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INDIANA

Model: Volunteer

Phase II: Designation

Indiana Department of Transportation is working on designation of USBR 35, 36, and 50 and is coordinating efforts with the help of the Hoosier Rails-to-Trails Council, the Indiana Bicycle Coalition, the City of Indianapolis, the City of Bloomington, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, and many other partners. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact Jhalperin(at)indot(dot)in(dot)gov.

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IOWA

Model: Volunteer

Phase I: Planning

Iowa is working with local communities on three initiatives that, once completed, will be nominated for U.S. Bicycle Route designations: Mississippi River Trail/USBR 45; Lewis & Clark Multi-Use Trail/USBR 55 and American Discovery Trail/USBR 50. Visit the Iowa DOT bicycle and pedestrian program for a Transportation Map for Bicyclists.

For more information, contact USBRSinfo(at)adventurecycling(dot)org

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KANSAS

Model: Not Determined

Phase I: Planning

There is interest in the U.S. Bicycle Route System with momentum behind USBR 66 and 76. To find out more about bicycle and pedestrian transportation in Kansas, and to view our Kansas Bicycle Guide, please visit the DOT Bike/Pedestrian program.

For more information contact Becky Pepper at rpepper(at)ksdot(dot)org. 

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KENTUCKY

USBR 76

Model: DOT

Phase III: Promotion

AASHTO approved the submitted realignments and updates for the USBR 76 (Trans America Bike Trail) that runs east to west in Kentucky. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) developed a Bicycle Level of Service (BLOS) analysis that was very helpful in determining the safest routes to bike within the USBR 76 corridor.  KYTC is now in the process of updating the USBR 76 signage for the entire route across the state. KYTC continues to work with neighboring states interested in the USBRS and other cross-state bicycle touring routes.

For more information, visit www.bikewalk.ky.gov

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LOUISIANA

Model: Volunteer

Phase II: Designation 

Louisiana first initiated implementation of U.S. Bicycle Routes by coordinating with Adventure Cycling Association on north/south and east/west route connections with Arkansas, Texas, and Mississippi.

Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets (BRASS), a bicycling and walking advocacy organization, is the lead volunteer group helping the DOT with implementation of USBR 90, which follows Adventure Cycling's Southern Tier Route. BRASS is sharing the route information with and seeking support from regional planning organizations and has initiated contact with local road agencies. BRASS has created an on-line route map that shows the route through Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and is documenting the turn-by-turn details of the route for agencies to review and approve.  

For more information or to volunteer, contact brian.parsons(at)la(dot)gov.

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MAINE

USBR 1

Model: Volunteer

Phase III: Promotion

Maine's USBR 1 was officially designated by AASHTO on May 2, 2011. The route was developed with help from local cyclists and community meetings were held to gain local support. The East Coast Greenway Alliance helped coordinate the effort with New Hampshire. The next step is to place markers along the entire route in Maine.  For more information about bicycling in Maine, visit the DOT website: Explore Maine by Bike

For more information or to volunteer, contact Steve Landry, Maine DOT Assistant State Traffic Engineer, at 207-624-3632.           

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MARYLAND

USBR 50 and USBR 11

Model: DOT

Phase III: Promotion

USBR 50 was designated in October of 2013. The route follows the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath through the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and the Great Allegheny Passage for 200 miles in Maryland. USBR 11 was approved for designation in November of 2014 and the 34-mile route connects to Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This route follows the C&O Canal Towpath (also USBR 50) for 2.6 miles until it reaches Harpers Ferry, WV. 

Maryland Department of Transportation is working with the East Coast Greenway on a signing project for their 166-mile route alignment through Maryland. The success of USBRs 11 and 50 combined with completion of signing along the ECG alignment will provide sufficient precedent for working with numerous other jurisdictions to support USBR 1.

For more information on bicycling in Maryland, visit http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/IncludedContent/New%20MDOT%20Site/tabPages/Bike_Walk.html

For more information or to volunteer, contact Michael Jackson at 410-865-1237 or mjackson3(at)mdot(dot)state(dot)md(dot)us.

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MASSACHUSETTS

USBR 1

Model : Multi-Agency Collaboration

Phase II and III: Designation and Promotion

Massachusetts developed a State Bicycle Transportation Plan which identifies future and existing cross-state routes, some of which follow USBR corridors.

The MassDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Office and Department of Conservation and Recreation designated a 20-mile segment of USBR 1 in spring 2014 and two more segments in fall 2014 for 38 miles total. They plan to continue route development and designation of USBR 1 until it is complete.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Josh Lehman, Bicycle-Pedestrian Program Coordinator at 857.368.8859 or josh(dot)lehman(at)state(dot)ma(dot)us.

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MICHIGAN

USBR 10

Model: DOT

Phase III: Promotion

USBR 10 was approved by AASHTO at the November 21, 2014 meeting. This 193-mile route starts in St. Ignace on Michigan's Upper Peninsula where it connects with USBR 35 and follows U.S. Highway 2 and Business Interstate 75 to Iron Mountain Michigan, where it connects to Wisconsin. 

USBR 20

Model: Volunteer

Phase III: Promotion 

Michigan’s 300-mile USBR 20 was designated by AASHTO on May 2, 2011. Resolutions of support from communities along the route were completed in October 2010 by volunteers representing Adventure Cycling Association and Michigan Trails and Greenway Alliance. The DOT has received interim approval (IA-15) to use the new green and white M1-9 sign by Federal Highways Administration and volunteers are working on signing portions of the route thanks to a grant from the DALMAC Fund. Read about the excitement in this article from MLive.com. Check out the Michigan DOT's bicycling webpage at www.michigan.gov/mdot-biking  for USBR 20 turn-by-turn directions and bicycle maps.

USBR 35

Model: Volunteer

Phase III: Promotion

On May 19, 2012, AASHTO approved this 500-mile route from Saulte Ste Marie in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the Indiana line just east of New Buffalo. Research and jurisdictional support for USBR 35 along the Lake Michigan shoreline were completed in late 2011. The route was developed by a committee of city managers, administrators, and planners from communities along Lake Michigan who then conducted a series of public meetings through the fall of 2010.  The committee secured resolutions of support from all affected road agencies, and the DOT field-reviewed the route.  Read more about USBR 35 and the volunteers that drafted the route on the U.S. Bicycle Routes Blog. Check out the Michigan DOT's bicycle webpage for USBR 35 turn-by-turn directions and bicycle maps. 

For more information, contact Josh DeBruyn, MDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at debruynj(at)michigan(dot)gov.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Josh DeBruyn, MDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at debruynj(at)michigan(dot)gov.

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MINNESOTA

USBR 45

Model: DOT

Phase III: Promotion

In May 2013 the Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) successfully designated its Mississippi River Trail Bikeway (MRT) as USBR 45.  USBR 45 is a continuous route that closely follows the Mississippi River. The route is located largely on the shoulders of paved roads and low-traffic roads but also includes relatively long segments of scenic state and regional trails. The route is located along both sides of the river in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.

MnDOT offers printable and GIS-interactive MRT maps on its website and is installing navigation signs along the full route.  Sign installation will be complete in summer, 2015.  MnDOT is completing work with selected MRT communities to help them understand and implement steps to achieve the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle-Friendly Community status.  Using its Mississippi River Trail Bikeway Marketing Toolbox  as a guide, MnDOT is simultaneously working with the same communities to develop community marketing action plans to enhance existing local marketing efforts and promote the MRT.  MnDOT is also developing a management structure to cooperatively make decisions related to maintenance, route adjustments, future improvements, and marketing efforts. 

MnDOT manages a Minnesota MRT Facebook page to provide current MRT information.  MnDOT will redesign its MRT website in 2013 to identify and link to the many transportation, recreation, and tourism aspects of the MRT and USBR. 

MnDOT owns and manages just 20% of the route, therefore it has consulted with its many partners, including the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Minnesota Mississippi River Parkway Commission, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Mississippi River Trail, Inc., and the numerous cities, counties, and townships along the route.

MnDOT is evaluating which USBRS to advance next.  For general Minnesota bicycling information, including maps, planning documents, and other information, see the Bicycling in Minnesota website

For more USBR 45 information, contact Liz Walton, MnDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Section at liz.walton(at)state(dot)mn(dot)us.

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MISSISSIPPI

Model: DOT and Volunteer

Phase I: Planning

Mississippi is interested in collaborating on U.S. Bicycle Routes with Arkansas and Tennessee and will begin the planning process soon.


For more information, contact USBRSinfo@adventurecycling.org

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MISSOURI

USBR 76

Model: DOT

Phase III: Promotion

In May of 2013, AASHTO approved U.S. Bicycle Route 76 which is 348.5 miles and mostly follows the Trans America Bicycle Trail that Adventure Cycling first mapped in 1976. USBR 76 signs were installed along the route in the summer of 2013.  USBR 76 is included on the Missouri Department of Transportation's state road map.

The state bicycle and pedestrian office is coordinating efforts with local cyclists, Adventure Cycling Association, and the DOT Districts to designate and sign USBR 66 across Missouri, and planning efforts are in the beginning phases. 

You can also find regional bicycle route information on the DOT's website.  For more information or to volunteer to help with the planning efforts in your community, please contact Ron Effland, Non-motorized Transportation Engineer for MoDOT at Ronald(dot)Effland(at)modot(dot)mo(dot)gov.

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MONTANA

The state of Montana is not participating in the USBRS at this time.

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NEBRASKA

Model: DOT

Phase I: Planning

Nebraska is in the process of reviewing various policies and procedures that may impact the potential implementation of an east-west bicycle route following the USBR 50 corridor and a north-south route following the USBR 65 corridor. 

For information about bicycling in Nebraska, see the Nebraska Bicycle Guide which identifies highways by traffic volume and surfaced shoulder width (see City Maps and State-wide). This map also identifies all of the multi-use trails that are at least five miles in length. 

For more information, contact david(dot)schoemaker(at)nebraska(dot)gov or visit Nebraska Department of Roads: Biking and Hiking

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NEVADA

Model: DOT

Phase I: Planning

Nevada is ready to plan USBRs with the support of bicycling and trail organizations as well as other stakeholders. Presently, Nevada will include the USBR routing in the update of their Statewide Bicycle Plan this summer. California is interested in partnering on USBR 50. For more information on bicycling in Nevada see www.BicycleNevada.com.

For more information or to volunteer, contact wstory(at)dot(dot)state(dot)nv(dot)us.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

USBR 1

Model: DOT

Phase III: Promotion

New Hampshire’s USBR 1, officially designated by AASHTO on May 2, 2011, traverses the state’s Seacoast region and follows the New Hampshire Seacoast Greenway. The Greenway has been established in New Hampshire for a number of years and is also used as the East Coast Greenway route through New Hampshire.

For  more information on bicycling in New Hampshire, visit the DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program website. 

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NEW JERSEY

The state of New Jersey is not participating in the USBRS at this time.

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NEW MEXICO

Model: Volunteer

Phase II: Designation 

New Mexico Dept of Transportation's Bike/Pedestrian/Equestrian Program Coordinator is working with the state Bicycle, Pedestrian, Equestrian Advisory Committee, the New Mexico Touring Society and the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico to develop USBR 66 along the historic Route 66 corridor. The team will continue to work on other routes that fall within the USBRS corridors and collaborate with neighbor states to seek cross-border alignments.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Chris Marsh at president(at)nmts(dot)org.

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NEW YORK

Model: DOT

Phase I: Planning

New York is interested in implementing USBR 30 using the Canalway Trail System and will coordinate efforts with Pennsylvania's state route network. The Department of Transportation remains supportive although no decision has been made regarding signing. The route will be a topic of discussion during meetings with DOT's new Commissioner. Visit the NYSDOT website for more information about bicycling in New York.

For information on USBR 30, contact Eric Ophardt at Eophardt(at)dot(dot)state(dot)ny(dot)us.

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NORTH CAROLINA

USBR 1

Model: DOT & Volunteer

Phase III: Promotion 

The state designated USBR 1 in 1982 and the North Carolina DOT (NCDOT) re-aligned two sections that were submitted and approved by AASHTO in May, 2012. NCDOT is finishing the planning process for updating its “Bicycling Highways” route system which includes USBR 1. A final plan includes several alterations recommended for USBR 1 and is subject to AASHTO approval.

The map of North Carolina’s section of the USBR 1 is available on the NCDOT website.

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NORTH DAKOTA

Model: DOT

Phase I: Planning

The state DOT's Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator drafted a scope of work for contracting development of U.S. Bicycle Routes through North Dakota; the state is seeking funding support to proceed.

For more information or to volunteer, contact USBRSinfo@adventurecycling.org.

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OHIO

USBR 50

Model: DOT

Phase III: Promotion

Ohio designated USBR 50 in spring 2014 which is the state's first USBR designation and traverses 313 miles from the Indiana border on Paint Road in Preble County Ohio to Steubenville on the border of West Virginia. Thirty-nine jurisdictions around Ohio collaborated on the development of USBR 50, and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) worked with Metropolitan Planning Organizations across Ohio to coordinate the designation efforts. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact julie(dot)walcoff(at)dot(dot)state(dot)oh(dot)us.

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OKLAHOMA

Model: Volunteer

Phase II: Designation

In 2011, the Oklahoma Legislature passed the Oklahoma Historic Route 66 Bike Trail bill designating the entire length of old highway 66 as a bike route. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is directed to sign and enhance the route as funding becomes available. Bicycle friendly features on portions of Route 66 are already in highway construction plans. Members of the Oklahoma Bicycle Coalition are promoting awareness of bicycle tourism benefits and have collected 30 letters or resolutions of support for designating USBR 66. In early 2014, an amendment to the Historic Route 66 Bike Trail bill was introduced, directing ODOT to designate this route as USBR 66. The amendment also includes a provision for designating the Historic Chisholm Trail, a north/south bike route from the Kansas border to the Texas border, as a USBR.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Kevin Mussett a muskrat911(at)aol.com.

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OREGON

Model: Volunteer

Phase II: Designation

The Oregon Department of Transportation is coordinating with volunteers on route development and community outreach for the state’s USBR corridors. They are currently working towards designation of USBR 76 which follows the TransAmerica Trail

For more information or to volunteer, visit ODOT Bike/Pedestrian Program website. 

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PENNSYLVANIA

Model: DOT

Phase II: Designation

Pennsylvania's state bicycle route system, called BikePA, is mapped and signed and provides ample opportunities for interstate route collaboration. Currently Pennsylvania is working towards designation of USBR 50, partly following the Great Allegheny Passage, in coordination with Ohio. Pennsylvania is also working with New York to connect with USBR 30 using Route Z.

For more information on bicycling in Pennsylvania, visit the PennDOT Bike/Ped website.

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RHODE ISLAND

Model: Volunteer

Phase I: Planning

On May 9, 2011, staff from the Rhode Island DOT's (RIDOT) Planning and Traffic Engineering sections met with Eric Weis, Trail Program Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA), to discuss designating a route in Rhode Island as part of USBR 1.  RIDOT will continue to provide staff support as needed in collaboration with ECGA.

For more information or to volunteer, contact eric(at)greenway(dot)org.

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SOUTH CAROLINA

The state of South Carolina is not participating in the USBRS at this time.

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SOUTH DAKOTA

Model: Volunteer

Phase I: Planning

A volunteer from the South Dakota Bicycle Coalition is working on developing draft routes for the U.S. Bicycle Route System. He is coordinating efforts with the DOT, the local jurisdictions, neighboring states, and bicycle and trail stakeholders.

For additional bicycling information for South Dakota, visit the SD DOT Bike/Pedestrian Website, or contact SD DOT Bike/Ped Coordinator, Nancy Surprenant, at Nancy.Surprenant(at)state.sd.us

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TENNESSEE

USBR 23

Model: Volunteer

Phase III: Promotion

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) worked with Bike Walk Tennessee to designate USBR 23, which was approved at the October 2013 AASHTO meeting.  USBR 23 covers 154 miles between the Kentucky border, where it joins Kentucky’s existing Mammoth Cave state bicycle route and Alabama.  Volunteers from Bike Walk Tennessee met with city officials along the route and secured letters or resolutions of support from all affected roadway agencies. 

At present, a map and cue sheet of the route are available on TDOT’s webpage at: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/bikeped/routes.htm. TDOT, Bike Walk TN, and communities along the route are working to develop a plan to sign and promote the route.

Efforts are currently in progress to designate USBR 21, USBR 121, and USBR 80. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact TDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Jessica Wilson at Jessica(dot)Wilson(at)tn(dot)gov. 

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TEXAS

Model: Volunteer

Phase I: Planning

Bike Texas is working on historic and cultural Texas Bicycle Tourism Trails in coordination with the state DOT. The tourism trails could become routes for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.

For more information or to volunteer, contact mark(at)biketexas(dot)org.

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UTAH

Model: Volunteer

Phase I: Planning

Volunteers from the Utah Bike Coalition are working closely with the Utah DOT on developing U.S. Bicycle Routes, an effort which was advanced at the Utah Bike Summit in 2010. They have begun coordination with neighboring states and prioritizing best opportunities for state routes.

For more information or to volunteer, visit the UDOT Walking and Biking website.

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VERMONT

Model: DOT

Phase II: Designation

Vermont has completed mapping and cue sheets for the Vermont section of proposed USBR 7. USBR 7 will connect the East Coast Greenway in Connecticut with the Canadian Route Verte system in Quebec. Vermont volunteers are obtaining local letters of support for the project as the next step toward applying for USBR designation. This effort is being coordinated with neighbor states Massachusetts and Connecticut.

For information about bicycling in Vermont, see VTrans Bike/Pedestrian website (http://vtransengineering.vermont.gov/bureaus/mab/local-projects/bike-ped ).

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, Jon Kaplan at Jon(dot)Kaplan(at)state(dot)vt(dot)us.

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VIRGINIA

USBR 1 and 76

Model: DOT & Work Team

Phase II and III: Designation and Promotion

Virginia's U.S. Bicycle Routes 1 and 76 were originally designated in 1982. The Virginia Department of Transportation realigned six miles of USBR 1 through the northern portion of the state due to changing road conditions and access problems in November of 2014. A six-mile realignment of USBR 76 was also approved at the November 2014 AASHTO meeting. The total mileage for USBRs in Virginia remains 838 miles.

You can access Virginia's U.S. Bicycle Routes via their free state bike map or view the entire route of USBR 1 and 76 in Virginia in an interactive Google Map. Portions of the routes are currently signed through the state.

For more information or to volunteer, contact John(dot)Bolecek(at)VDOT(dot)Virginia(dot)gov.

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WASHINGTON

USBR 10

Model: Volunteer

Phase III: Promotion 

Volunteers from Washington Bikes are coordinating efforts to develop U.S. Bicycle Routes with WSDOT. USBR 10 was designated in spring of 2014 and follows Adventure Cycling's Northern Tier Route from Anacortes, WA to Newport ID. Washington Bikes and WSDOT will continue to support this route with travel tips and information and work toward future signage.

Plans are under way to start the mapping and nomination process for other significant route corridors in the state. Volunteers interested in helping with the process may contact Louise McGrody, Washington Bikes, louise(at)WAbikes(dot)org, 206-224-9252 ext 303.

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WEST VIRGINIA

Model: Not Determined

Phase I: Planning

West Virginia DOT is interested in developing U.S. Bicycle Routes and will coordinate with neighboring states as interest develops around corridors that intersect the state. The DOT is currently working towards designation of USBR 50 in coordination with Ohio and Pennsylvania.

For more information visit the Bicycle and Pedestrian program website or to volunteer, contact USBRSinfo(at)adventurecycling(dot)org

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WISCONSIN

Model: DOT

Phase II: Designation 

The state’s Bicycle Council is implementing USBR 30 across Wisconsin with assistance from WisDOT. This route is mostly on trails managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The next step is for the DOT to seek agreements from the DNR and the local jurisdictions along the route.

The Bike Federation of Wisconsin, the DNR, and WisDOT have partnered to develop a State Bikeways Network, which will integrate existing USBR corridors. The draft corridor plan can be viewed here: http://wisconsinbikefed.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/bped01july14-a.pdf.

For more information or to volunteer, contact larry(dot)corsi(at)dot(dot)wi(dot)gov.

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WYOMING

Model: DOT

Phase I: Planning

Wyoming is initiating planning for implementation of USBR 76 and 40 and is seeking funding and support to proceed.

For information about cycling in Wyoming, see the Wyoming State Bicycle Guidance Maps and Road Grades.

For more information or to volunteer, contact talbot.hauffe(at)dot(dot)state(dot)wy(dot)us.

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