[Talk-us] US Bicycle Route mapping projects

KerryIrons irons54vortex at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 17 00:40:47 UTC 2013

OSM mappers:

As you may know from past discussions there is a developing US Bicycle Route system and there are a number of projects underway at the state level to develop and designate USBRs.  Those project teams are at various stages of development but may be interested in partnering with one or more OSM mappers to get their proposed or approved routes into the OSM data base.  

Steve All and I found similar work to be a fruitful collaboration together, and I look forward to doing that again multiplied many times at the statewide level.  Steve has developed a high level of expertise on USBR mapping and has wiki pages to explain the process AND we have good examples (of well-tagged routes) at the national and state levels.  He is happy to be a reference available to answer syntax/tagging/technical questions about OSM itself that are specific to bicycle route mapping.

Here is the list of current or incipient USBR projects where involvement from OSM mappers could be helpful to the project effort.

Alabama, USBR 90 and perhaps USBR 23
Arkansas, USBR 80 and USBR 51 
California, USBR 66 
Indiana, USBR 35, USBR 50 
Louisiana, USBR 90 
Maryland, USBR 50 
Mississippi, USBR 90, USBR 25/35 (Natchez Trace) 
Nevada, USBR 50 
New Mexico, USBR 66 
Ohio, USBR 50 
Oklahoma, USBR 66 
Tennessee, USBR 23 
Virginia, USBR 11 
Washington, USBR 10 
Wisconsin, USBR 30 
Wyoming, USBR 76

If you are interested in helping one or more of these project teams, please let me know and I will introduce you to the appropriate state level USBR folks.

Kerry Irons
Adventure Cycling Association

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