- Last Updated: Friday, 09 October 2015 19:00
- Written by Admin
Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced on October 8, 2015 that AASHTO has approved 2,141 miles of new U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBRs) in five new states: including USBR 21 in northwest Georgia.
The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) now encompasses 11,053 miles of routes in twenty-three states and the District of Columbia.
“State departments of transportation are making significant investments in bicycle facilities in urban and rural communities as more people choose bicycling to commute and to visit some of America’s most beautiful landscapes,” said Bud Wright, AASHTO executive director. “The U.S. Bicycle Route System is now connected through five additional states, giving cyclists more than 11,000 miles of routes to explore America while improving their health and well-being. State departments of transportation support all modes of travel, and expanding the USBRS creates healthier communities, promotes bicycle tourism, and encourages economic development.”
The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is a developing national network of officially recognized, numbered, and signed bicycle routes that connect people, communities, and the nation. Similar to emerging international and regional networks, such as Europe’s EuroVelo network and Quebec’s La Route Verte, the USBRS provides important recreational and transportation options for the active traveler.