PennDOT to Open Three New BicyclePA Routes

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- On
 behalf of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, Pennsylvania Department of
 Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Bradley L. Mallory today announced that
 PennDOT is ready to begin signing three additional BicyclePA Routes across the
 Commonwealth.
     The signing of BicyclePA routes A, L and Y should be completed within two
 weeks.  Route A starts in Erie and travels 199 miles to the West Virginia
 State border just south of Mount Morris in Greene County.  Route L starts at
 the New York State Border in Susquehanna County, north of Lanesboro, and
 travels 225 miles to the Delaware State Border in Chester County.   Route Y
 starts at the Roebling Bridge near Lackawaxen, Pike County, and travels 409
 miles to State Route 285 at the Pymatuning Reservoir, Crawford County.
     "Following low-traffic volume roads and rail-trails, BicyclePA Routes
 offer some of the most exciting bicycling in the country and serve as a guide
 to bicyclists who may not be familiar with Pennsylvania," Secretary Mallory
 said.
     Secretary Mallory added that, in addition to offering outstanding
 bicycling, BicyclePA routes encourage tourism.
     Routes designated as official BicyclePA routes are signed as such to serve
 as a guide for bicyclists.
     In 1999, during his annual bicycle tour, Gov. Ridge opened BicyclePA
 Routes G and Z, Pennsylvania's first routes.  BicyclePA Route G starts at the
 New York State Border in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, and travels 235 miles to
 the Maryland State Border in Bedford County.
     BicyclePA Route Z, in Erie County, travels approximately 46 miles from the
 New York State Border to the Ohio State Border.
     Last year, PennDOT opened BicyclePA Route S, which travels approximately
 435 miles from the Washington Crossing Military Park in Bucks County to West
 Alexander in Washington County.
     BicyclePA Route E, near Philadelphia is being developed.
     Overall, PennDOT has invested $1 million in federal funds to plan, sign
 and open the BicyclePA routes.
 
     CONTACT:  Steve Chizmar of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation,
 717-783-8284.
 
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- On
 behalf of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, Pennsylvania Department of
 Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Bradley L. Mallory today announced that
 PennDOT is ready to begin signing three additional BicyclePA Routes across the
 Commonwealth.
     The signing of BicyclePA routes A, L and Y should be completed within two
 weeks.  Route A starts in Erie and travels 199 miles to the West Virginia
 State border just south of Mount Morris in Greene County.  Route L starts at
 the New York State Border in Susquehanna County, north of Lanesboro, and
 travels 225 miles to the Delaware State Border in Chester County.   Route Y
 starts at the Roebling Bridge near Lackawaxen, Pike County, and travels 409
 miles to State Route 285 at the Pymatuning Reservoir, Crawford County.
     "Following low-traffic volume roads and rail-trails, BicyclePA Routes
 offer some of the most exciting bicycling in the country and serve as a guide
 to bicyclists who may not be familiar with Pennsylvania," Secretary Mallory
 said.
     Secretary Mallory added that, in addition to offering outstanding
 bicycling, BicyclePA routes encourage tourism.
     Routes designated as official BicyclePA routes are signed as such to serve
 as a guide for bicyclists.
     In 1999, during his annual bicycle tour, Gov. Ridge opened BicyclePA
 Routes G and Z, Pennsylvania's first routes.  BicyclePA Route G starts at the
 New York State Border in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, and travels 235 miles to
 the Maryland State Border in Bedford County.
     BicyclePA Route Z, in Erie County, travels approximately 46 miles from the
 New York State Border to the Ohio State Border.
     Last year, PennDOT opened BicyclePA Route S, which travels approximately
 435 miles from the Washington Crossing Military Park in Bucks County to West
 Alexander in Washington County.
     BicyclePA Route E, near Philadelphia is being developed.
     Overall, PennDOT has invested $1 million in federal funds to plan, sign
 and open the BicyclePA routes.
 
     CONTACT:  Steve Chizmar of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation,
 717-783-8284.
 
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