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Bikeways groups to meet Sept. 23 in Klamath Falls

Sept. 2, 2015

The rating subcommittee of the State Scenic Bikeway Committee will meet with the applicants of the Volcanic Legacy Proposed Bikeway from 3-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Discover Klamath Conference room in the South Portal Building, 205 Riverside Drive, in Klamath Falls. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone attending can ask questions or give comments.

The subcommittee will field rate the proposed Scenic Bikeway on Sept. 24. The trip will be conducted by bicycle, and while the route is open to the public, ride support is provided for committee members and staff only. Comments on the route will not be taken during the field rating ride. A map of the proposed bikeway can be found at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7276033

There are 14 designated State Scenic Bikeways in Oregon. The State Scenic Bikeway Committee periodically accepts applications and rates the routes based on a variety of factors including scenic value, strength of the local proponent group, and support of governing bodies for all road jurisdictions. This rating trip and meeting is one of the first steps towards possible designation, which can take up to several years to complete. A chart of the designation process can be viewed at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/BIKE/docs/Designationprocess.pdf

A link to all the designated Bikeways can be found at www.OregonScenicBikeways.org More information about the meeting and rating trip is available from bikeways program coordinator Alex Phillips at 503-986-0631 or alex.phillips@oregon.gov