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Old 02-19-20, 02:01 PM
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Washington Scenic Bikeways

Our WA State House has voted to pass a statewide network of scenic bikeways similar to those in Oregon. The bill just needs to pass the State Senate and be approved by Gov Inslee.
The thing that excited me about this and led me to post is that, "Any person may propose the designation of a scenic bikeway route. The State Parks Commission will provide an opportunity for public comment on the proposed scenic bike route before determining a scenic bikeways designation." What if this kind of thing leads to a utopia in which some of our state's most beautiful roads have signage acknowledging cycling with education/ecouragement/enforcement for people both driving and cycling?

What routes in WA would you want to see on the list if it passes? Here's the Oregon site for inspiration:

I'd start by nominating the North Cascades Highway SR 20 between Newhalem and Winthrop
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Thanks for posting this! 🙂

I would have said 20, but you beat me to it. I'd say the entire highway, end to end, but you've already picked the best part.

532 up Mount Baker for sure. The Chumstick Hwy outside 11worth. The Mountain Loop, I'd say the whole thing but many will disagree about the section from Granite Falls to Darrington. If unpaved roads are eligible, 5400 up to Slate Peak from Mazama. Icicle Road.
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