Scenic byways in the United States
Scenic byways in the United States are highways noted for their scenic, historical, archaeological, natural, cultural, and recreational qualities. They are designated by national or state agencies.
National byways include:
- Bureau of Land Management Back Country Byways, designated by the Bureau of Land Management (U.S. Department of the Interior)
- National Forest Scenic Byways, initiateded by the United States Forest Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
- National Scenic Byways, managed by the Federal Highway Administration (U.S. Department of Transportation) Some National Scenic Byways are classified as All-American Roads, a higher status reserved for more unique roadways. These byways are marketed under the term "America's Byways".
The National Scenic Byway Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 2003 to support efforts for development, management and marketing of scenic byways by the Federal Highway Administration and byway organizations.
States also designate scenic byways, which is the first step towards designation of National Scenic Byways by the Federal Highway Administration.
Generally the state byways are designated by the state's department of transportation and are nominated with the assistance of the department of natural resources and tourism offices. The District of Columbia and 48 states are part of the National Scenic Byways Program.
The Navajo National Scenic Byways were developed by a task force including the Arizona Department of Transportation, and Bureau of Indian Affairs and are administered with the Federal Highway Administration.
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- "BLM Back Country Byways". Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
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- "State Scenic Byways Programs". Scenic America. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- Aztec Engineering; Corral-Dybas Group; Intrinsic Consulting (August 15, 2008). "Diné Biítah 'Among the People' Scenic Road Corridor Management Plan". Transportation Enhancement & Scenic Roads Section, Arizona Department of Transportation. pp. 3, 8. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- "Navajo Nation Scenic Byways" (PDF). Kimley Horn Consulting. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
- Federal Highway Administration (1991). National Scenic Byways Study (Report). Federal Highway Administration – via Google Books.
- Levin, David Richard (1988). Scenic Byways. Federal Highway Administration – via Google Books.
- National Geographic Society (2013). National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways. Washington, DC: National Geographic. ISBN 978-1-4262-1014-3 – via Google Books.
- Reader's Digest Association (2000). Great American Journeys. Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Association. ISBN 978-0-89577-847-5 – via Google Books.
- United States Forest Service (2008). National Forest Scenic Byways Program: Partnership Success Stories. United States Forest Service – via Google Books.
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