Dr Rebekah Paci-Green
Scenic byways are roadways that because of their intrinsic qualities (scenic, historic, recreational, cultural, archeological, natural) are destinations in and of themselves. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has published guidelines outlining the requirements for comprehensive CMPs, and state agencies or local governments may use these in the application process for a roadway’s recognition as a National Scenic Byway. Original CMPs for both corridors were completed in 1997 (Mt. Baker Hwy.) and 2003 (Chuckanut Dr.) respectively. While earlier community outreach has indicated local opposition for application to national recognition, the previously mentioned local agencies sought an update to these regional plans so that future funding opportunities requiring these documents would be available and coordinated planning for improvements and maintenance would be outlined comprehensively.
Zimmerman, Jay, "Whatcom Council of Governments Planning Intern" (2023). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 125.
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