My name is Dale Oswald and I live near Rochester, NY. I'm an active tourist, solo and with my wife, singles and tandem. I have the good fortune to live within a mile of the Northern Tier, and regularly host travelling cyclists.
My specific question is: Does the proposed route selection process make provision for alternate routes? A good example of a use for this would be to provide on- and off-road routes. Consider our the Erie Canalway trail, the route of the Northern Tier hereabouts. It has long sections that are nicely improved but unpaved, and NY Bike 5 parallels it for a long distance. Riders might prefer untrafficed, slower, more scenic trail - or good roads that are faster and perhaps a bit less scenic. They might elect the unpaved if it's dry and the paved if it's raining.
Do the various agencies have the discretion to create alternante routes through a specific corridor?