The FRCOG has coordinated to create a bicycling map for the tri-state (Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire) section of the Connecticut River Scenic Byway area. The FRCOG worked with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), Windham Regional Commission (Vermont), and the Southwest Regional Planning Commission (New Hampshire) to develop a print and an online bicycle facility map.
The online versions of the maps can be viewed on Google Earth. To access this electronic map, you must download the FREE Google Earth application. Then click on the link below to save the Bikeway Map file to your computer. (Use File Open in Google Earth to add the map and view it.)
The project also includes the installation of some wayfinding signs to aid in navigation along the recommended bicycle routes and also the purchase of bicycle parking racks at some key visitor-oriented locations in the Hampshire County section of the Byway. The project intends to enhance the bicycling resources in the tri-state area of the Connecticut River Scenic Byway. The project has presented a unique and welcomed opportunity for the Massachusetts-based regional planning agencies to coordinate and work with their counterparts in New Hampshire and Vermont. The project is intended to build on a growing tourism industry sector – bicycle touring.