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1 National Scenic Byways Program U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

2 National Scenic Byways Program The vision of the program is to create a distinctive collection of American roads, their stories and treasured places.

3 Intrinsic Qualities Archaeological Cultural Historic Natural Recreational Scenic Archaeological Cultural Historic Natural Recreational Scenic

4 National Scenic Byways Program Mission Our mission is to provide resources to the byway community in creating a unique travel experience and enhanced local quality of life through efforts to preserve, protect, interpret, and promote the intrinsic qualities of designated byways.

5 The Program Voluntary Largely a grassroots effort Driven by local communities Voluntary Largely a grassroots effort Driven by local communities

6 2005 Designations 126 America’s Byways® 27 All-American Roads 99 National Scenic Byways 18 Multi-State Byways 126 America’s Byways® 27 All-American Roads 99 National Scenic Byways 18 Multi-State Byways

7 America’s Byways® Map

8 Other Byways USDA Forest Service Scenic Byways Bureau of Land Management Back Country Byways National Park Service Parkways USDA Forest Service Scenic Byways Bureau of Land Management Back Country Byways National Park Service Parkways

9 U.S. Forest Service Byways

10 SAFETEA-LU & Indian Tribe Scenic Byways An Indian tribe may nominate a road as a National Scenic Byway only if a Federal Land Management Agency (other than the Bureau of Indian Affairs), a State, or a political subdivision of the State does not have jurisdiction over the road or responsibility for managing the road.

11 Nomination Process Corridor Management Plan Must be developed with community involvement points that must be included See Corridor Management Plan Must be developed with community involvement points that must be included See

12 CriteriaAll- American Road National Scenic Byway Destination Destination unto itself - Intrinsic Quality 2+1+ Significance One-of-a-kind features that do not exist elsewhere Recognized nationally Distinct and most representative of the region Recognized throughout the region Principal Criteria for National Designation

13 Funding Fiscal Year Authorization 2005$26.5 M 2006$30.0 M 2007$35.0 M 2008$40.0 M 2009$43.5 M $175 M total

14 National Scenic Byways Program Grant Funds State designated byway Indian tribe scenic byway One of the 126 America’s Byways State designated byway Indian tribe scenic byway One of the 126 America’s Byways

15 8 Eligible Activities For Funding 1.State and Tribal Programs 2.Development and Implementation of Corridor Management Plans 3.Safety Improvements (needed as a result of byway designation) 4.Byway Facilities 5.Access to Recreation 6.Resource Protection 7.Interpretive Information 8.Marketing 1.State and Tribal Programs 2.Development and Implementation of Corridor Management Plans 3.Safety Improvements (needed as a result of byway designation) 4.Byway Facilities 5.Access to Recreation 6.Resource Protection 7.Interpretive Information 8.Marketing

16 America’s Byways® Preservation Protection Promotion Partnerships Preservation Protection Promotion Partnerships

17 America’s Byways® Featured on Featured in our map Marketed by several private partners Featured on Featured in our map Marketed by several private partners

18 National Scenic Byways Program Voluntary program Partnerships Preserve, protect, and promote the special places in America Voluntary program Partnerships Preserve, protect, and promote the special places in America

19 Resource Module The traveler/media website: byways.org – information that will appeal to people looking to experience America's Byways The business website: bywaysonline.org – information on grants, contact lists, and other Federal Highway Administration, National Scenic Byways Program business The traveler/media website: byways.org – information that will appeal to people looking to experience America's Byways The business website: bywaysonline.org – information on grants, contact lists, and other Federal Highway Administration, National Scenic Byways Program business

20 Resource Module Grants – Nominations – 23 USC 162 National Scenic Byways Program – ml 23 USC 131(s) – STEA Interim Policy – /FedReg.pdf Grants – Nominations – 23 USC 162 National Scenic Byways Program – ml 23 USC 131(s) – STEA Interim Policy – /FedReg.pdf


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