Byways 2021: A project of the Scenic Byways Coalition and America’s Byways Resource Center

About the National Scenic Byways Coalition

The Scenic Byways Coalition, made up of more than 30 national organizations supporting the National Scenic Byways Program from its inception, has joined together with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the America’s Byways Resource Center to chart the course of the program for the next fifteen years — through 2021. 1Leaders in the transportation, recreation, conservation, tourism, heritage and economic development communities have revitalized the national coalition that led to the creation of the National Scenic Byways Program in 1991.

The Coalition will work to document the substantial accomplishments of the National Scenic Byways Program since its inception, including the results of thousands of competitively-awarded grants totaling some $300,000,000; and establish a widely-supported vision for the goals and priorities of the byways program over the next 15 years called “Byways 2021”.

Goals of the Coalition:

  • To achieve broad and active involvement of transportation, recreation, tourism, conservation, heritage and other organizations in the National Scenic Byways Program;
  • To highlight accomplishments of National Scenic Byways Program;
  • To stimulate discussion about, and consensus on, priorities and opportunities for the National Scenic Byways Program beyond 2009; and
  • To work together with members of Congress and byways advocates to develop a unified vision of the future of the National Scenic Byways Program, securing the continuation of the program long into the future.

Members of the National Scenic Byways Coalition:

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers of America
American Association of Museums
American Highway Users Alliance
American Motorcyclist Association
America Outdoors
American Planning Association
American Recreation Coalition
American Society of Landscape Architects
National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC)
Garden Clubs of America
Good Sam Club
National Alliance of Gateway Communities
National Association of Counties
National Association of Regional Councils
National Forest Foundation
National Forest Recreation Association
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Geographic Society
National Marine Manufacturers Association
National Park Foundation
National Park Hospitality Association
National Recreation and Park Association
National Ski Areas Association
National Tour Association
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Wildlife Refuge Association
Outdoor Advertising Association of America
Recreation Vehicle Industry Association
Scenic America
Southeast Tourism Policy Council
Travel Industry Association/NCSTD
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Western States Tourism Policy Council