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Bike Route SignU.S. Bicycle Route System Expands to Over 11,000 Miles in Twenty-Three States

Adventure Cycling, 10/8/15
Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO has approved 2,141 miles of new U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBRs) in five new states: USBR 7 in Vermont, USBR 21 in Georgia, USBR 35, 36, and 50 in Indiana, USBR 76 in Kansas, and USBR 90 in Arizona. An alternate route for USBR 50 was also approved in Ohio. The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) now encompasses 11,053 miles of routes in twenty-three states and the District of Columbia.

Nickel Plate Trail now part of bicycle highway

WISH TV, 10/13/15
A north central Indiana trail and dozens of miles of roads has been designated part of a national bike route that runs from Canada to Kentucky. In Indiana, the 360-mile route runs from the Michigan state line in LaPorte County to Jeffersonville, just north of Louisville, Kentucky. The bicycle route connects county roads, city streets, several state highways and a variety of off-road trails.

Arizona approved for cross-state bicycle route

AZ PBS, 10/14/15
Michael Sanders, ADOT’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, said the route will stretch 573 miles across Arizona from the California border to the New Mexico border. The roads were chosen to highlight Arizona’s natural attractions, but also to provide safe rides.

MnDOT Seeks Input on Statewide Bicycle System

KTSP, 10/14/15
The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants your input on the statewide bicycle system. More than 4,500 Minnesotans participated in open houses statewide last spring to help MnDOT identify routes, discuss improvements needed to facilities on the paths and address the needs of riders in Minnesota.

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