Motorcycle Rides: Well here is one website the Federal Government got right! America’s Byways.

Posted: March 11, 2014 in Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides
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How did I just find out about this! The Federal Highway Administration (part of the US Department of Transportation) has an interactive website called America’s Byways.  It highlights the Scenic Byways of America and, no kidding, it is well done.  Now we have a new tool to help us plan our motorcycle rides.

The website describes itself this way; “The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as All-American Roads or National Scenic Byways based on one or more archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities.”

America’s Byways is an interactive, map based, website that will provide you a listing of each of the 150 different roads.  Those roads are comprised of the National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads. You can select the road from a national or state map to see basic information on the road (length, average time to travel the road and historical background) as well as route maps, directions and photos.

  1. […] If this works as advertised it will be, in my view, the second website that the government has gotten right.  The first being the American Byways site that I wrote about here. […]

  2. […] Byways Website: A website the federal government got right!!! I wrote about this site back in March in this post. America’s Byways is an interactive, map based, website that will provide you a listing of each […]

  3. […] first site is a repeat of one from an earlier post. A few years ago I wrote about a website that could help you plan some cool motorcycle tours.  This site by the Federal Highway […]

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