2013 to be the Year of the Bike in Salt Lake City and County

2013 to be the Year of the Bike in Salt Lake City and County

Salt Lake City’s Transportation Division has coined 2013 the “Year of the Bike” – a movement that includes partnership with Salt Lake County, UTA, UDOT, University of Utah, and other organizations throughout Utah – in order to increase bicycle riding and safe practices throughout the state.…

Celebrate 2013 Utah Bike Month!

Celebrate 2013 Utah Bike Month!

Bike Month, a month-long celebration of pedal-powered transportation is upon us and Salt Lake City and the state of Utah have made numerous plans to celebrate the magnificent invention.…

Study Looks at Safe Routes to School Programs

What's the best way to choose grantees for Safe Routes to School (SRS) programs? States should get info from applicants on existing conditions they propose to remedy, proposed plans and methods for assessing outcomes. But some questions remain unanswered on the best way to choose, according to a federal study on the issue.…

Chip Seals and Bicycles – Short-term Pain for Long-term Gain?

Chip Seals and Bicycles – Short-term Pain for Long-term Gain?

Last summer, I was very glad that Salt Lake City (in contrast to the County)has had an informal policy of not chip sealing bike lanes for the past several years – a decade or more. But as we come up on this year’s construction season, Salt Lake City is, at my own request, considering changing our chip seal policy to include bike lanes.…

Studies Examine Bicycles and Mass Transit

June 2011 - It's not news to most people that bicycling and mass transit go hand in hand to get people around. But planners and transit officials need to innovate to improve this marriage of alternative transit forms to get people from place to place.…

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