This line shapefile represents routes designated as scenic highways by the California State Highway System. The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) manages the State Scenic Highway Program, provides guidance, and assists local government agencies, community organizations, and citizens with the process to officially designate scenic highways. The State Scenic Highway System includes a list of highways that are either eligible for designation as scenic highways or have been officially designated. These highways are identified in Senate Bill 1467, Section 263 of the Streets and Highways Code.The Scenic Highway feature class has California's 66 scenic highway routes. Each line segment in this dataset is registered to the 2013 State Highway System and represents a designated Scenic Route. These routes have been digitized to reflect the geometry of the 2014 State Highway Network data. ). This layer is part of a collection of GIS data created by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). This dataset is intended for researchers, students, and policy makers for reference and mapping purposes, and may be used for basic applications such as viewing, querying, and map output production, or to provide a basemap to support graphical overlays and analysis with other spatial data. California Department of Transportation. (2015). Scenic Highways, California, 2013. California Department of Transportation. Available at http://purl.stanford.edu/xh249tr1040. See the Scenic Highway Guidelines(http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LandArch/16_livability/scenic_highways/guidelines/scenic_hwy_guidelines_04-12-2012.pdf) for more information. Scenic Highway System Lists and maps can be found from Scenic Highway Program website at:http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LandArch/16_livability/scenic_highways/scenic_hwy.htm.
Please send comments, suggestions or questions to Caltrans Scenic Highway Coordinator at http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LandArch/16_livability/scenic_highways/scenic.hwy.coordinators.htm Disclaimer: The data are made available to the public solely for informational purposes. Information provided in the Caltrans GIS Data Library is accurate to the best of our knowledge and is subject to change on a regular basis, without notice. While Office of Data Services and Technology, GIS Branch makes every effort to provide useful and accurate information, we do not warrant the information to be authoritative, complete, factual, or timely. Information is provided on an "as is" and an "as available" basis. The Department of Transportation is not liable to any party for any cost or damages, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the access or use of, or the inability to access or use, the Site or any of the Materials or Services described herein. This layer is presented in the WGS84 coordinate system for web display purposes. Downloadable data are provided in native coordinate system or projection.