By Ian Scharine
The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee (SLCBAC) is in the middle of a busy summer. Several county projects and a recruit effort to fill empty seats on SLCBAC are in full swing! If you would like to apply to become a member of SLCBAC, follow this link: http://slco.org/boards/.
Part of our responsibility in advising the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office on all bicycle-related matters includes participating in projects that will determine the future of transportation throughout Salt Lake County. Currently, the Emigration Canyon Survey is moving forward with assessment concerning usage by automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic as well as infrastructure needs and community impact concerns. If you are part of the large demographic that lives around or utilizes Emigration Canyon, we would like your feedback concerning the future of this vital resource. Please follow this link to participate in community queries and remain informed on future meetings and plans: http://www.slco.org/townships/Emigration-Canyon-Roadway-Safety-Working-Group/.
The effort to connect the Jordan River Parkway Trail and the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is moving forward and public input is required to determine the best way to do so. The following project link will take you to a site where public meetings, route diagrams and project news is posted. This will be a major resource for Active Transportation in Salt Lake County and shape the future of transportation for our community and the intermountain west: http://www.slcoeastwesttrails.org/.
As always, refer to the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee homepage for any queries and more links, or attend one of our meetings held on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held in Suite N-3001 of the Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S. State St., Salt Lake City, Utah from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. http://slco.org/bicycle/