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Scenic Byways: A Design Guide for Roadside Improvements

The purpose of this design guide is to assist the planners, designers, and managers of scenic byways. It shows examples of improvements, outlines the planning process, and describes design principles. Although this book is focused on scenic byways that cross Federal lands, these principles may be applied to any byway throughout America. Roads are designated as scenic byways because of their unique, intrinsic qualities. By designation, we invite the public to visit, experience, and appreciate these special places. But designating a road as a scenic byway is only one step in a continuing process to maintain and ehance these corridors and the quality of the experience for travelers.

Byway visitors need basic logistical information: where the route starts and ends, how long it takes to travel the route, what services and facitlities exist, and precautions or restrictions along the route. They also want to know what makes this byway special. What are the unique natural features, the cultural history, and the stories of the people or events that shaped it? Providing this information and sharing these stories requires careful planning. Every addition or change to the byway impacts its character. Designing roadside improvements with this in mind can result in facilities that complement the byway.

The purpose of this design guide is to assist the planners, designers, and managers of scenic byways. It shows examples of improvements, outlines the planning process, and describes design principles. Although this book is focused on scenic byways that cross Federal lands, these principles may be applied to any byway throughout America.

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