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November 25, 2005

Maps for Cyclists in Missouri

This just announced, last month, by the Missouri Dept. of Transportation:

The Missouri Department of Transportation is developing its first maps specifically for bicyclists wishing to travel throughout the state using pedal power.

The maps, now in their first drafts, show the approximate traffic volume for state roads and mark roads that have paved shoulders. MoDOT is accepting public comment on the proposed maps.

The maps are designed to help cyclists plan routes between towns or across the state, said Caryn Giarratano, coordinator of the pedestrian and cyclist program for MoDOT. Most states have similar maps, and Missouri’s maps have been in development since 2002, Giarratano said.

Good for them! The more such maps the better!

The maps on the MoDOT Web site are broken down into 10 regions. The central region includes 13 counties, stretching from Boone County south to Miller and Maries counties, and from Gasconade to Pettis and Benton counties.

Bicyclists can view and print the maps from the department’s Web site, but the department has no plans yet to print and distribute hard-copy versions of the maps, Giarratano said. The department hopes to eventually collect information about county and city routes, Giarratano said.

Columbia Daily Tribune ( Oct. 6th ): Bicyclists get a lift from MoDOT Maps by Rachel Webb.

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