SLCBAC Elects New Chairperson

Bicycling in UtahBy Ian Scharine

Shifting gears and history is made: Due to foreseen circumstances, the Chair of the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee stepped down on Wednesday, April 1 as a result of his acceptance of a job in Atlanta, GA. Following the SLCBAC bylaws, the committee unanimously elected to promote the Vice Chair position to assume Chair responsibilities. Kate Sturgeon is now the first female SLCBAC Chair and perhaps one of the first to earn this title in the nation. The Vice Chair position was filled by the first female as well, Betsy Byrne. Our committee now consists of a diverse and equally delegated panel of professionals. 2015 is already a banner year!

May is Bike Month and there a plenty of activities planned to encourage and support the growing number of riders in the state of Utah. If you live in a city or township and would like to see more improvements made for bicycles, be sure to attend community council meetings and bicycle committee meetings. Don’t know if your city has one? Ask around, visit www.slco.org and search your city’s webpage. If you don’t find one, consider starting one. Reach out to us and we can help! You are always welcome to attend our meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at the City Government Center in room N2-800.

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