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New Webpage Shows States Are Making Progress Establishing Bike Routes
A new webpage created by the Adventure Cycling Association shows that 30 states are working to establish national bicycle routes. The webpage links to a progress report on each state's work to establish official U.S. bicycle routes.

A national corridor plan map for the U.S. Bicycle Route System is shown at the top of the webpage and displays 50-mile wide "corridors" across the country that are the most suitable for bike paths.

"We're drawing interest from rural to urban states in all parts of the country," Ginny Sullivan, ACA's special projects director, said in a statement. "The online map and progress report allows us to communicate each state's efforts very easily and help demonstrate how quickly momentum for the U.S. Bicycle Route System is growing."

In addition to the 30 states already participating, 11 more states have expressed interest in working on the bike system.

This online resource will help raise awareness about the U.S. Bicycle Route System among state DOTs, according to ACA. When complete, the system will be the largest official bike route network on the planet, encompassing more than 50,000 miles of routes.

State-by-state progress updates are available at bit.ly/USBRSmap.

3/11/2011
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