Salt Lake County Council Rejects Bicycle Commuter Benefit

November 24, 2015 – Today, the Salt Lake County Council rejected a Bicycle Commuter Benefit for Salt Lake County employees who commute by bike to work. The council removed the item from the 2016 budget by a vote of 5-4 on party lines, with all five Republicans, Michael Jensen, Aimee Winder Newton, Steven DeBry, Max Burdick, […]

Editorial: Salt Lake County Should Add Bicycle Commuter Benefit

Editorial By Dave Iltis • Editor • Cycling Utah On Tuesday, November 24, the Salt Lake County Council will be considering including the Employee Bicycle Commuter Incentive Policy. The policy would implement a benefit of up to $300/year for employees who commute to work by bicycle. The benefit is slightly larger so that effectively the County would […]

Bike Friendly Awards Given to St. George and Brigham Young University

November 15, 2015 – The League of American Bicyclists announced their latest round of Bike Friendly Community Awards today. St. George was awarded an Honorable Mention. “St. George has made improving bicycle friendliness a priority and has been a leader in Washington County in that regard. We are pleased that they have applied for the […]

SLCBAC News for Fall 2015

By Ian Scharine As the colors and great rides of autumn await, SLCBAC looks forward to closing out the riding season on a high note. Along with many completed projects this past year, more communities are thinking about upgrades to their streets and public areas that will benefit biking and walking. One of these communities […]

2015 Guide to Cycling Related Ballot Measures in Utah

2015 Guide to Cycling Related Ballot Measures in Utah

2015 Guide to Cycling Related Ballot Measures in Utah – Election Day is November 3, 2015 or Vote by Mail By Dave Iltis • Editor October 23, 2015 – This year, Utah has more cycling related ballot measures up for approval by voters than perhaps any election before. Cyclists have a chance to vote for […]

Bountiful Land Swap Has Little Support – Land Exchange Might Harm Mountain Biking

October 28, 2015 – Bountiful, Utah residents packed the City Council chambers yesterday to give public comment on a proposed land swap of 160 acres of land with the US Forest Service in Bountiful. (See http://www.cyclingutah.com/?p=7202 for details and background). According to resident Taylor Felt, “99.9%” of the comments were against the land swap. The developer did […]

Bountiful to Consider Supporting Land Swap that Affects Bonneville Shoreline Trail and Mountain Biking

October 27, 2015 – Bountiful, Utah’s City Council is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 to consider the supporting a private developer’s quest to acquire ~160 acres of US Forest Service land in the Bountiful foothills by the gun range. The land would be traded for 160 acres of land above the […]

Utah State Non-Profit Bike Utah to Hold Awards Fundraiser on 10-27-15

October 26, 2015 – Bike Utah, a statewide non-profit bike advocacy organization, is holding their fall fundraiser and advocacy awards event on October 27, 2015. The invitation is below. Join us for beverages, appetizers, and good company as we celebrate these outstanding individuals and business for their accomplishments in making Utah a better place to ride. […]

2015 National Bike Challenge Infographic Highlights Success

2015 National Bike Challenge Infographic Highlights Success

October 20, 2015 – People for Bikes released a new infographic on the 2015 National Bike Challenge. The image shows that 92,347 participating cyclists logged 37,629,472 miles and saved 8,139,493 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere. For more information, visit http://peopleforbikes.org and https://nationalbikechallenge.org/  

Becker Campaign to Hold Fundraiser Aimed at Cyclists

Becker Campaign to Hold Fundraiser Aimed at Cyclists

October 19, 2015 –  The campaign of Salt Lake City mayoral candidate, and current Salt Lake City Mayor, Ralph Becker is holding a fundraiser and informational gathering targeted at bicyclists. The fundraiser is one of the first in the Salt Lake County region by a political candidate to target cyclists. The fundraiser will be held on […]

Salt Lake City to Celebrate Biketoberfest on October 17, 2015

Salt Lake City to Celebrate Biketoberfest on October 17, 2015

October 14, 2015 – Biketoberfest, a celebration of bikes, will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 200 W and 300 S in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The event will feature local beer, food trucks, live music, bikes and more. Salt Lake City is completing their second protected bikeway on October 15 on 200 West. […]

WFRC Funding Available for 2016 for Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs

WFRC Funding Available for 2016 for Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs

October 5, 2015 – The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) today announced 2015 and 2016 funding opportunities. Grants are available to local governments in many areas. The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Program (CMAQ) provide funding for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. $35 million in funding is available in total. Approximately $9.4 […]