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MDOT makes bicycle maps available online

Contact: Barbara Hicks, MDOT Office of Communications,
 hicksb3@michigan.gov
517-335-2482
Agency: Transportation

Fast Facts:
- Michigan offers thousands of miles of shared-use pathways, rail-trails, paved shoulders and bike lanes for residents and visitors to enjoy.
- MDOT is making 10 regional bicycle maps available for purchase online.
- Maps can be ordered from the Michigan e-Store.

May 12, 2014 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is making 10 regional Road and Trail Bicycle Guides available for purchase online from the Michigan e-Store. Each map highlights roads suitable for bicycling, as well as regional trails, points of interest and destinations for bicyclists. The cost of each map is $5 to cover shipping and handling. The Michigan e-Store allows customers to purchase maps with a credit card and is part of the State of Michigan website at www.michigan.gov.

Michigan is a leader in the number of miles of developed shared-use pathway or rail-trails at more than 2,500 miles. Connecting these pathways are more than 2,000 miles of wide paved shoulders in rural areas and an increasing number of marked bicycle lanes in the urbanized areas.

Bicycle enthusiasts previously had to send in a mail-in form to order a map. While bicycle maps can still be ordered this way from the MDOT website, the e-Store option was added to be consistent with MDOT’s goal of becoming more customer-oriented and providing more cost-effective and efficient service to the public. May is National Bike Month.

MDOT reminds drivers: Lives are in your hands - always pass cyclists at a safe distance.



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