Nice to see something being done up here.
This part makes me laugh (the DOT warns would-be riders that they must remain alert to traffic and changing road conditions.) Should read 18 wheelers travel at a high rate of speed 70-80 MPH. Thats in my part of the state Franklin and Clinton county.
It's a good start NY . I hope they widen the shoulder to 8 feet or do something about the speeds folks travel on this route.
Whow, they put up signs, that will certainly make the road much better for cyclist; as long as they don't run into the signs.
Route 11 (sometimes know as the Veterans Highway up here) is a pretty nice road for riding, north of Fort Drum / Watertown. Big, broad shoulders, well maintained. About the only hassle is farm vehicles, nothing like a manure spreader to open up the nasal passages.
This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.
New York State DOT has done a pretty fair job with the signed bike routes. I have ridden routes 5 and 9 and will probaly ride 17 this summer. The only problem with thier routes is that they only follow state highways which is ok since you usually get a nice 4-8' shoulder/bikelane to ride on, but they often bypass shorter, less traffic or more scenic routes.