Interstate for Bicycles Edging Closer to Reality

Long-stalled plans to build a countrywide network of interstate routes for bicycles appears to be moving forward.

"The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) approved six new routes in June and released an ambitious new map in partnership with the Adventure Cycling Association that traces routes that would join the contiguous 48 states and carve out routes in Alaska and Hawaii.

The new routes - one linking Maine and New Hampshire, another across the mitten of Michigan and four routes in Alaska - are the first to be approved in 30 years."

The program was launched in 1976, but has struggle to proceed.

Full Story: Interstate bike highway effort reappears

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