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Byway Activity Levels

A key element of the National Scenic Byway Program is its emphasis on management of the byway corridor to protect and promote the resources and intrinsic qualities along the route. This process begins with the preparation of a corridor management plan and continues with the implementation of actions identified in the CMP.

One way to measure the continuing activity of a byway is to look at the number of projects funded under the National Scenic Byways Program. Figure 3 presents the median number of funded projects per byway, grouped by year of byway designation and increasing age of the byway (i.e., 0-3 years, 4-6 years and 7-9 years after designation as a byway). It is interesting to note that byways that have been designated more recently seem to have a higher level of project activity, both in the early years after designation and as the byway matures.

Figure 3 : Median Number of Projects Funded by National Scenic Byway Program Grants Through 2006
Column chart showing median number of projects funded by National Scenic Byway Program grants on designated America's Byways from 1996 through 2006, by number of years after designation of the byway. Byways designated in 1996: - Median number of projects 0 to 3 years after designation: 2.5 - Median number of projects 4 to 6 years after designation: 2.5 - Median number of projects 7 to 9 years after designation: 3.5 Byways designated in 1998: - Median number of projects 0 to 3 years after designation: 6 - Median number of projects 4 to 6 years after designation: 5 - Median number of projects 7 to 9 years after designation: 2 Byways designated in 2000: - Median number of projects 0 to 3 years after designation: 7 - Median number of projects 4 to 6 years after designation: 4 - Median number of projects 7 to 9 years after designation: not applicable Byways designated in 2002: - Median number of projects 0 to 3 years after designation: 9 - Median number of projects 4 to 6 years after designation: not applicable - Median number of projects 7 to 9 years after designation: not applicable Byways designated in 2005: - Median number of projects 0 to 3 years after designation: 2 - Median number of projects 4 to 6 years after designation: not applicable - Median number of projects 7 to 9 years after designation: not applicable

Updated: 09/03/2013
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