25 Jun '11, 9pm

U.S. Approves Highway System for Bikes via @BurnsMcDonnell

U.S. Approves Highway System for Bikes via @BurnsMcDonnell

Thinking of hitting the road this summer? Pretty soon, it’s going to be easier than ever in some areas to take that vacation on two wheels instead of four. The U.S. bike highway or Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is actually nothing new. The Association of American State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) hasn’t approved a new route in 30 years, but just recently gave the OK to new routes in Maine and New Hampshire, Michigan, and four routes in Alaska. Virginia is also updating some older parts of the USBRS that run through that state. The routes are going to be part of the official U.S. Bicycle Route System . AASHTO is coordinating with state Departments of Transportation and the project is getting funding from Adventure Cycling Association, who raised $31,000 for the project. The AASHTO also kicked in a $5,000 grant to help move things along. The USBRS still has ...

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