Applications for U.S. Bicycle Route designation must be sent by the state department of transportation to AASHTO electronically for review by the Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering approximately 5-6 weeks before its spring or fall meeting. Routes can be designation in one application, or can be broken down and done in phases, for example, a long route might be designated in sections over a two-three year period. Changes to existing U.S. Bicycle Routes that are internal to a state follow the same procedure in order for AASHTO to have accurate documentation of each route.
The application must include:
Please read the U.S. Bicycle Routes application instructions (PDF/108k) before filling out the application (PDF/96k).
The application and maps should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. See AASHTO’s website for the electronic application and more information.
Please note: The Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering is reviewing the application as it pertains to numbered designation and jurisdictional agreement. The committee is not reviewing the route as suitable for bicycle travel.
The following steps are part of the process for U.S. Route Numbering applications and must be completed in order for changes to become official:
Other AASHTO documents that pertain to U.S. Bicycle Routes may be found on the designation page or you may visit the AASHTO Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering for more information.