[Talk-us] Scenic/Historic byways

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 22:18:34 BST 2012


On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 2:37 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/8/2012 3:20 PM, Toby Murray wrote:
>>
>> Just came across this while processing pictures from my bike across
>> Kansas:
>> http://i.imgur.com/bmiV2.jpg
>>
>> This is a sign for the "Western Vistas" historic byway. It even has a
>> website:
>> http://www.westernvistashistoricbyway.com/
>>
>> Closer to home I have also seen a "Scenic Byway" sign. This seems to
>> be an official designation by the US DOT as discussed here:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Scenic_Byway
>>
>> I'm not seeing nearly as much information on historic byways. Are
>> these designated by the DOT as well or are they just tourist
>> attractions?
>
> They're at least approved by the DOT if they run along state highways.
>
> I've used scenic=yes for some in Florida. For example:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/1239925

Well that works too. I think I kind of dislike *=yes tags for some
reason although I guess I might add it to mine anyway. And I guess
scenic=yes doesn't automatically imply that it is part of an official
national/state network which is why I was suggesting a network tag. I
haven't uploaded mine yet since I'm still working on things.

Toby



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