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Offline Paul V

Agenda Item 2, USBR 35 Mission Statement
« on: November 27, 2009, 12:10:16 pm »
This thread is for use by the USBR 35 Michigan Corridor committee.

The board will discuss and approve a mission statement for the Michigan section of USBR 35.

Draft mission statement:

The Michigan United States Bicycle Route 35 will run along the Lake Michigan coast north to Sault Ste Marie, and will pass through beach, harbor and tourist towns along the Lake.

Offline MarkV45

Re: Agenda Item 2, USBR 35 Mission Statement
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 02:14:53 pm »
Suggested revisons - The Michigan segment of US Bicycle Route 35 will stretch from New Buffalo on the Michigan/Indiana line north along the Lake Michigan coastline to Sault Ste Marie in the Upper Peninsula.  Along the way this scenic route will pass through lively and fun beach, harbor and tourist towns, and tranquil farmlands and forests.

Offline Paul V

Re: Agenda Item 2, USBR 35 Mission Statement
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 12:13:44 pm »
I like that a lot.  Fun beach towns!

Offline Paul V

Re: Agenda Item 2, USBR 35 Mission Statement
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 10:37:05 am »
I am copying this comment from Larry Sullivan:

"If the intent is to keep the trail in close proximity to Lake Michigan, the Mission Statement will need to be altered due to the fact that once one goes north of St. Ignace, the trail gets further and further from Lake Michigan and closer and closer to Lake Huron and Lake Superior."

Perhaps a change to clarify:

The Michigan segment of US Bicycle Route 35 will stretch from New Buffalo on the Michigan/Indiana line north along the Lake Michigan coastline, crossing the Mackinac Bridge to Sault Ste Marie in the Upper Peninsula.  Along the way this scenic route will pass through lively and fun beach, harbor and tourist towns, and tranquil farmlands and forests.

Offline Paul V

Re: Agenda Item 2, USBR 35 Mission Statement
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010, 01:51:49 pm »
Since our route now crosses the Straights of Mackinac to Mackinac Island and St. Ignace, the mission statement should be amended to read as follows:

The Michigan segment of US Bicycle Route 35 will stretch from New Buffalo on the Michigan/Indiana line north along the Lake Michigan coastline, crossing the Straits of Mackinac to Sault Ste Marie in the Upper Peninsula.  Along the way this scenic route will pass through lively and fun beach, harbor and tourist towns, and tranquil farmlands and forests.”

Offline Paul V

Re: Agenda Item 2, USBR 35 Mission Statement
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 06:22:00 am »
I recommend adding a short statement of purpose to the mission statement:

"The Michigan segment of US Bicycle Route 35 will stretch from New Buffalo on the Michigan/Indiana line north along the Lake Michigan coastline, crossing the Straits of Mackinac to Sault Ste Marie in the Upper Peninsula.  Along the way this scenic route will pass through lively and fun beach, harbor and tourist towns, and tranquil farmlands and forests.  The purpose of the route is to showcase natural features, bring riders to interesting areas and provide an enjoyable riding experience.”

Comments?

Offline J.DeBruyn

Re: Agenda Item 2, USBR 35 Mission Statement
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2010, 03:35:45 pm »
I am a little uncomfortable with the use of the phrase "The purpose of the route is to...." 

Per Adventure Cycling Association "the goal of the U.S. Bicycle Route System is to provide the opportunity for more people to travel by bicycle, especially for medium and long-distance travel."

I think any sort of mission statement should acknowledge the overall intent of the USBRS, that being, an identified route suitable for the long-distance bicyclist.

Fund towns and harbors, recreation areas, scenic vistas and natural features can be included and are going to be a an important element to attracting tourists, but the actual purpose is to create a route for touring bicyclists.

Thanks