Byways 101

Part 4: Planning, Action & Nomination

CMPs & All-American Road Designation

Corridor management plans for routes nominated for designation as an All-American Roads must include specific items in addition to the 14 points required for National Scenic Byways nominations.

1. A narrative on how the All-American Road would be promoted, interpreted and marketed to attract travelers, especially those from other countries. The agencies responsible for these activities should be identified.
Tip: Identify the organizations or agencies responsible for these activities that the byway will be working with and describe plans to promote, interpret and market the byway to attract travelers, especially those from other countries.

2. A plan to encourage the accommodation of increased tourism, if this is projected. Some demonstration that the roadway, lodging and dining facilities, roadside rest areas, and other tourist necessities will be adequate for the number of visitors induced by the byway’s designation as an All-American Road.
Tip: Describe how increased tourism will be accommodated, if this is projected. Include how lodging and dining facilities, roadside rest areas, and other tourist necessities are in place or are planned for the number of visitors persuaded to visit the byway as a result of designation. Include a description of partnerships and plans to address these needs.

3. A plan for addressing multilingual information needs. Further, there must be a demonstration of the extent to which enforcement mechanisms are being implemented in accordance with the corridor management plan.
Tip: Write a paragraph addressing multilingual information needs, what is planned and what is available for the international visitor. Identify what agencies or organizations will assist the byway to address these needs, and any plans that will be implemented.