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Oregon Scenic Bikeways Rules 2023

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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is accepting public comments on proposed changes to the Oregon administrative rules for its Oregon Scenic Bikeways. The proposed changes include updating definitions regarding biking and surfaces on the scenic bikeways, expanding criteria for evaluation, increasing seating on the program committee and clarifying meeting process and quorum.

The Scenic Bikeways program was established in 2009 by OPRD, Cycle Oregon, Travel Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation. It now includes 17 of the state’s best designated mostly-roadway bicycle routes that showcase Oregon’s breathtaking landscapes, cultural treasures and western hospitality. More information is on the Scenic Bikeways Program website.

A Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) met on March 29, 2023. Rules opened for public comment after the RAC meeting. After reviewing public comments, agency staff will present a final amended rule for consideration by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission at a business meeting.

Watch the recording of the rules advisory committee: RAC Meeting

Public Meetings

A public hearing was held at 6 p.m. April 19.

Watch the Public Hearing April 20, 2023

Public Comment Period: April 3, 3023 – May 19, 2023 5 p.m.

Public comments recieved from April 3rd to April 21st 12:00 p.m.

Public comments recieved from April 21st to April 28th 9:00 a.m.

Supporting Documents

Read the clean copy of Proposed Rules.pdf

Read the March 23 press release

Read the April 3 press release 

Read the commission brief

Read the Scenic bikeways filing notice

Rulemaking Page


Katie Gauthier

Legislative Coordinator