Comments Needed on USBRS Utah Connections!
The mission of the United States Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is to facilitate bicycle travel on appropriate roads, paths and highways over routes that are desirable for interstate bicyclists. A route should form continuity of available roads through two or more states connecting and traversing areas of scenic, cultural, and recreational interest.
USBRS is proposed to connect the state of Utah North-South and East-West. In total, the currently proposed and existing network of routes will total around 960 miles of streets, highways, and trails throughout the state. Currently USBR routes 79 and 70 exist to connect E-W from Nevada to Colorado. The proposed 77, 79, and 679, adds the N-S connection from Arizona to Idaho.
The Utah Department of Transportation/Move Utah are looking for feedback from the bike community on the this map: https://tinyurl.com/UtahUSBR. There are several tabs, so be sure to take a good look at each and give your thoughts!