May 1, 2017
There are many reasons why designating U.S. Bicycle Routes is good for your community and state. Here are the top 10 ways that the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) benefits everyone in America. Support the USBRS today!
The USBRS brings bicyclists and their tourism dollars to the states, communities, and businesses along the designated and mapped routes.
The USBRS integrates and promotes local bicycle routes and networks in a national system, creating new bicycle tourism destinations.
With USBR signs you’ll know when you’re on a national bicycle route, and all you have to do is follow the numbers.
Signed U.S. Bicycle Routes create awareness of bicyclists’ presence on those roads, so motorists know to watch for them.
Designating U.S. Bicycle Routes requires buy-in from local and state road owners, meaning that roads and trails along routes will be managed for bicycle use.
The USBRS expands local, regional, and national route options for bicycle touring and commuting, so more people can get to more destinations by bicycle.
U.S. Bicycle Routes provide active transportation options for people around the country to improve their health through bicycling.
More people riding bicycles means less traffic congestion and better air quality for everyone.
U.S. Bicycle Routes link urban centers with train and bus connections that expand travel options for bicyclists.
Studies have shown that people who bicycle are happier than people who drive or take public transportation.
The U.S. Bicycle Route System is a partnership project that wouldn’t exist without the support of people who believe in the power of bicycling to transform our lives and communities. Adventure Cycling is the only organization that dedicates staff time and resources to the USBRS, helping make this vision a reality. We can’t do it without your support.
The Build it. Bike it. Be a Part of it. campaign raises money for the USBRS throughout the month of May. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (@usbicycleroutes), and Instagram to follow the campaign, and please consider donating to help grow the USBRS.
Photo 1 Chuck Haney | Photo 2 (L) Michelle Pope, (R) Michael Clark | Photo 3 Jordan Hart | Photo 4 (L) Chuck Haney, (R) Jim Mellen | Photo 5 Michele Pope, Saara Snow | Photo 6 (R) Kerri Kolstad | Photo 7 (L&R) Chuck Haney | Photo 8 (L&R) Chuck Haney | Photo 9 Susan Scarpelli | Photo 10 (L) Saara Snow, (R) Chuck Haney
BUILDING THE U.S. BICYCLE ROUTE SYSTEM is posted by Laura Crawford, Ginny Sullivan, and Saara Snow of the Travel Initiatives Department and focuses on news related to the emerging U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). The USBRS project is a collaborative effort, spearheaded by a task force under the auspices of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Members of the task force include officials and staff from state DOTs, the Federal Highway Administration, and nonprofits like the East Coast Greenway Alliance and Mississippi River Trail, Inc.
Donate at these amounts and we'll send you one of these U.S. Bicycle Route 76 thank you's: