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City and county numbered, posted bicycle routes
« on: September 06, 2016, 01:46:58 AM »

Sunnyvale, CA has started posting bicycle route numbers. Here's Route 600, at Henderson and Lily in the east side of town:


I've also seen Route 352. Have not found a map.

San Francisco has numbered routes across the city -- a system established in 1997; map (PDF): https://www.sfbike.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SF_Bike_Map_and_Walking_Guide_2014.pdf. Google Maps does not display routes, but does include route numbers in detailed directions for bikes. The (locally) famous "Wiggle", a route from Market St to Golden Gate Park with minimal climbs, includes a Route 30/47 overlap: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wiggle

San Jose posted Route 11, along Oakland Road (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bike/3553881233 (Richard Masoner)). No map, and no other routes seen.

A July 2016 Miami/Dade County study includes posted, numbered bike routes: http://miamidadempo.org/library/studies/bicycle-wayfinding-system-study-executive-summary-2016-07.pdf

So: what's going on locally (excluding the AASHTO national USBR network) in your area? Any online maps with route numbers? Posted signs?
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Re: City and county numbered, posted bicycle routes
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 02:16:40 AM »

My former home, Marin County, has numbered bicycle routes posted on a patchwork of multi-use trails, streets with bike lanes, and other “bike friendly” streets. Signing isn’t terribly consistent in practice, however, and I’ve gotten lost trying to navigate using the signs alone.

Here’s the map: http://www.marinbike.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Marin-Bike-Map-full.jpg

Looking at this map is in some way reminiscent of looking at a ’60s Interstate map, with dashed lines showing optimistic plans for sweeping new facilities and shields marking both current and future alignments of routes.

Route 5 is by far the longest and most purposeful of the routes, serving as a north-south spine for the network, and it’s essentially a bicycle alternative to US 101. I think the ultimate intent is to route 5 on the dashed pink line representing the North-South Greenway. If that ever happens, cyclists will have a nearly continuous dedicated facility from the north end of Sausalito through Novato and perhaps beyond.
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Re: City and county numbered, posted bicycle routes
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 07:05:45 AM »

Mason City, Iowa has numbered bike routes.  I didn't take any pictures of them when I was there, but a map can be found at http://www.visitmasoncityiowa.com/images/PDF/Mason_City_Trail_Map.pdf
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Re: City and county numbered, posted bicycle routes
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2016, 08:22:45 AM »

State of NY has a numbered bicycle route system that loosely correlates to state route numbers that they follow; haven't seen any numbered routes at the municipality or county level, though (doesn't mean they don't exist).

And, as has been discussed a few times elsewhere in the forum, for some reason, deep Appalachia has signed U.S. Bicycle Route 76 (e.g., eastern Kentucky).
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Re: City and county numbered, posted bicycle routes
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2016, 09:19:51 AM »

So: what's going on locally (excluding the AASHTO national USBR network) in your area? Any online maps with route numbers? Posted signs?

Huntsville, Alabama has numerous bike routes:


Photo credit: @BicycleHSVCommuter

There's far more of these posted than state routes and Interstate/US routes (there are no county route shields in Madison County). They "end" right at city limits, so there's no extension into the rest of the county. Here's one in Wigham, Georgia, for example:



I do find them scattered about the country, some with names, numbers, and lettered-routes.
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Re: City and county numbered, posted bicycle routes
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016, 09:30:19 AM »

Richmond, Virginia has...uh, two signed city bike routes - R2 and R3. 1 was skipped since U.S. Bike Route 1 is already signed in some parts of the city...but good luck following it all the way through. The city bike routes are fairly well posted, though.

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Re: City and county numbered, posted bicycle routes
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2016, 12:21:27 PM »

I wish that more places would do this. It's very helpful for those who aren't overly familiar with the area.
Iowa has a pretty extensive system of numbered bike routes. The state seems to market itself as being very bike friendly as a tourist draw.
I also have a bike map of Eastern Pennsylvania that shows numbered routes, and I recall seeing the numbers in that region along the routes. Pennsylvania has a lot of rails-to-trails.
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Re: City and county numbered, posted bicycle routes
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2016, 12:25:28 PM »

The PennDOT bike routes are single lettered (Bike Route J, Bike Route S).  The Schuylkill River Trail has bike signs and SRT for it's route designation.  I think I have see a few others as well.
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Re: City and county numbered, posted bicycle routes
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2016, 01:27:30 PM »

Most county/municipal bike routes in NY are not numbered, but Saratoga County did designate (on paper) US 9 as "bike route 9", to the confusion of everyone else (NY bike route 9 runs along US 4).  One Bike/Ped Working Group at the MPO, Halfmoon said they wanted to put sharrows on "bike route 9" and those of us in the office were wondering what they were talking about, until we were able to dig up the study Saratoga County put their designation in.
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