Action Alert – Bonneville Shoreline Trail Appropriation to be considered in Utah State Legislature on 2-11-16

Action Alert – Bonneville Shoreline Trail Appropriation to be considered in Utah State Legislature on 2-11-16

February 10, 2016 – The Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Davis County stands to benefit from an appropriation in the 2016 Utah state budget. On February 11, 2016, in the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee, there will be a hearing to determine if the $200,000 appropriation will stand. The appropriation would pay for construction and […]

Action Alert – Utah State Legislature to Consider Bicycle Education Funding for Kids

February 9, 2016 – The Utah State Legislature will be considering funding a bicycle education program for children. The Bike Utah Clean Air Kids program will be emphasizing improving air quality by teaching kids aged 10-12 to safely ride their bikes. The appropriation is before the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee, a joint […]

HB65 Would Eliminate Daylight Savings Time in Utah and Impact Cyclists

HB65 Would Eliminate Daylight Savings Time in Utah and Impact Cyclists

February 8, 2015 – It’s back. The push to eliminate Daylight Savings Time in Utah has resurfaced, this time in a bill introduced by Rep. Fred Cox (R-West Valley City). The HB65 bill would exempt Utah from observing Daylight Savings Time, and states that, “The state of Utah shall observe mountain standard time on a year-round […]

Regional Fat Bike Summit to be Held in Ogden on February 26, 2016

February 8, 2016 – Quality Bike Parts will be hosting the Ogden Regional Fat Bike Summit on Friday, Feb.26, 2016 in Ogden, Utah. The Ogden Regional Fat Bike Summit will be focused primarily for public land managers, fat bike advocates,Nordic ski associations, chambers of commerce, snowmobile clubs, and other city or county agencies interested in learning more […]

Utah Shines in Spending Federal Dollars on Transportation Alternatives and Enhancements; Idaho Lags Far Behind

Utah Shines in Spending Federal Dollars on Transportation Alternatives and Enhancements; Idaho Lags Far Behind

By Charles Pekow The transition to the new federal program for paying for bike projects is going comparatively well in Utah. The state has been getting about $6.5 million a year from the federal government historically and has decided what to do with about 83 percent of its take since FY 92. That’s slightly more […]

Bicycle Collective Winter Fundraising Drive

By Deb Henry The Bicycle Collective is gearing up for winter — which means they need your help! During the winter, the shops are quieter, but they’re just hibernating, toiling away, working on projects for next spring when the first nice day means hundreds of people looking for our refurbished bikes and support from well-trained […]

Utah Clean Air No Excuses Rally 2015 Photo Gallery

Utah Clean Air No Excuses Rally 2015 Photo Gallery

January 29, 2016 – In 2015, thousands of Utahns went to the Utah State Capitol to demand better air quality. The Clean Air, No Excuses Rally was a success, and got the attention of the legislature including House Speaker Greg Hughes. Clean air is crucial for cyclists, since we ride outside, and process more air […]

Salt Lake City’s Complete Streets Ordinance – An Assessment of 2014-2015 Bike Lane Installations

Salt Lake City’s Complete Streets Ordinance – An Assessment of 2014-2015 Bike Lane Installations

Editorial and Analysis by Dave Iltis • Cycling Utah [A form of the following was sent to the Salt Lake City Council on December 7, 2015] December 7, 2015 – Salt Lake City’s Complete Streets Ordinance, passed in 2010, (and previously executive order) has been a keystone in making Salt Lake City a more bikeable, walkable, […]

Salt Lake City Council Passes 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Salt Lake City Council Passes 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

December 2, 2015 – The Salt Lake City Council yesterday passed the 2015 version of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The document has been in development for two and a half years, and had input from stakeholders and citizens throughout Salt Lake City. The 125 page document contains vision, maps, and programs that will […]