Byways 101

Part 4: Planning, Action & Nomination

Recommended Resources

Making The Grassroots Grow: Building And Maintaining Effective Byway Organizations (America’s Byways Resource Center, 2003). This book moves through the steps essential to creating and sustaining byway organizations, including fostering community and stakeholder involvement, choosing an organizational structure, developing funding sources, planning for designation and long-term viability, and working with groups. Electronic copies may be available from the National Scenic Byway Foundation. Specifically, you may want to review “Checklist for Implementing Your Corridor Management Plan,” pages 235-236.

Interim Policy
The Interim Policy is the principal policy guiding the National Scenic Byways Program, published in the Federal Register (Interim Policy, Federal Register, Vol. 60, No. 96, May 18, 1995). This policy sets forth the criteria for the designation of roads as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads based upon their scenic, historic, recreational, cultural, archaeological, and/or natural intrinsic qualities, and establishes the 14 points necessary to address in a corridor management plan.