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Offline JayH

State DOT links for bike routes
« on: September 27, 2004, 03:20:12 pm »
Saw Brad's post about routes through NC, do you all realize that many states have DOT that publish free bike-suitability maps for cyclists?  NH, RI, CT, ME, MA (not free),  all have maps that I have... I checked ACA's yellow pages and although I'm sure one could find them via the links there, I didn't see a direct link to the websites where one can request them be sent via snail mail or that can be downloaded. RI and NH have PDF maps that you can download or you can request the snail mail maps. NH, in particular have great printed bike maps of each region and Maine has a nice dual sided map of the whole state.  

Would ACA be interested in say adding these to each state?  Or perhaps the users here can create a informal directory with a "sticky" on this forum, probably in the "routes" section of this board..

I can list most of the links in the NE which is where I typically roam.

Jay


Offline Dan&Linda

State DOT links for bike routes
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2004, 04:12:14 am »
For Missouri, go to http://www.mobikefed.org/ and drill down to their PDF maps of the state.  Or go directly to www.mobikefed.org/mobikemap2004/mobikemapbooklet2004.pdf
The maps are currently in draft form, and welcome feedback and input.
Dan Vinson



Offline JayH

State DOT links for bike routes
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2004, 04:05:36 pm »
NH:
http://www.nh.gov/dot/nhbikeped/maps.htm

RI:
http://www.dot.state.ri.us/WebTran/bikeri.html

^Has been updated since the last time I downloaded the PDF file, you can submit the survey and have one emailed to you..

MA:
http://www.bikemaps.com/

^ These are not free but they are excellent maps, list ice cream shops and stuff.  Would be nice if it was on waterproof paper though.

CT:
http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=1380&q=259662&dotPNavCtr=%7C40767%7C

NJ:
http://www.njbikemap.com/

^No statewide bikemap, just some routes, but I'll plug a one-man's effort here though.

NY:
http://www.dot.state.ny.us/pubtrans/regionbike.html

^No one real source, seems like one has to go through each region.

VT:
http://www.ncarto.com/

Surprised that I found none in my google search although these guys do a map for the Lake Champlain region. The above publishes the Lake Champlain Region bike map but I could not find it on their website, however one can email them about it.

ME:
http://www.maine.gov/mdot/opt/bike-faq.php

^The above is a FAQ about cycling in Maine, but has the person (John Balicki) that you can email to request a nice doublesided map of the entire state listing traffic densities and shoulder width.

That's about it for me. So far, all my little trips have been north and east of my homestate of NJ.

Jay




Offline Scot_Gore

State DOT links for bike routes
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2004, 04:22:26 am »
Minnesota
State Wide Maps in PDF
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/sti/bikemaps.html

Wisconsin
Link to the purchase a Wisconsin DOT State Bike map
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/bike-foot/statemap.htm

Wisconsin State DOT Great River (Mississippi) Road Bike Maps.  hmmmmm.....I wonder where they got the idea for this format   ;)
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/bike-foot/grrmap.htm




Offline bsell25

State DOT links for bike routes
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2004, 06:35:32 pm »

Offline George

State DOT links for bike routes
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2004, 11:15:43 pm »

Quote

MA:
http://www.bikemaps.com/

^ These are not free but they are excellent maps, list ice cream shops and stuff.  Would be nice if it was on waterproof paper though.



Most of them are now available on waterproof paper (I just ordered and received them, based on your mention)


Offline MightyQuinn

State DOT links for bike routes
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2004, 10:42:29 pm »
Hey All,

You can also find direct information by working specifically through these two sets of individuals.  

1.  The DOT, FHWA has a Web page for each state's Recreational Trails Program state administrators to find out more information on available cycling trails

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/rectrails/rtpstate.htm

2.  Each state also has a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator who can be contacted directly for information.

http://design.transportation.org/tf_nonmotorized_bikeped.htmlhttp://design.transportation.org/tf_nonmotorized_bikeped.htmlhttp://design.transportation.org/tf_nonmotorized_bikeped.html

Offline rootchopper

State DOT links for bike routes
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2004, 03:32:11 pm »
The Pennsylvania DOT has established several bike routes, with on road signage.  The maps on their website are PDF and incomplete, but they are worth looking at if only to know what's available in PA.
 
From personal experience on parts of PA Bike Routes A and S, I can say that the PA routes are reasonably easy to follow without a map in hand.  PA Route S, in part,  follows the Great Allegehny Passage rail trail system for about 100 miles or so in Southeastern PA.  This is a fantastic trail, very scenic and surprisingly remote.

http://www.bikepa.com/routes/index.htm

Also, I rode NYS Bike Route 5 this summer.  NYDOT uses signs as well.  Route 5 from Niagra Falls to Schenectady is amazingly flat for 95 percent of the route.  Route 5 has wide shoulders but it follows high speed secondary roads with some traffic.  It also parallels the Erie Canal which is generally preferable to Route 5 - no traffic, very scenic, even flatter, with many camping opportunites.  

http://www.dot.state.ny.us/pubtrans/bikemap.html

My experiences on PA routes A and S are documented in my journal http://indc2003.crazyguyonabike.com.  My NY Route 5 and Erie Canal journal is at http://route5.crazyguyonabike.com.


Offline JayH

State DOT links for bike routes
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2007, 02:25:39 pm »
NJ DOT just put out a cue sheet/map for the double century across the state from Cape May to High Point NJ. One could hook up these maps to go north to the catskills and also south via the Cape May-Lewes Ferry...

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bike/tours.shtm

Jay


Offline valygrl

State DOT links for bike routes
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2007, 09:13:32 pm »