Utah and Idaho Fall in Bicycle Friendly State Rankings

As states, both Utah and Idaho leave a lot to be desired when it comes to bicycle friendliness. Both states got low or failing grades in most of the six subjects they were graded on by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB): legislation, policies & programs, infrastructure, education & encouragement, evaluation & planning and enforcement. Both states fell below average in the annual Bicycle Friendly America State rankings.…

Tour de Cure Raises $483,000

At Tour de Cure on June 11, 2001, we saw the power of the human spirit as Michael Downey conquered the 100 mile route in an astonishing 4:42.07. We shared our stories and forged new friendships like Brett Kassing our Chair of the Organizing committee who’s commitment to improve the lives of 177,000 Utahns living with diabetes.…

Road Respect Tour Teaches By Example

Road Respect Tour Teaches By Example

Soon after Evelyn Tuddenham became UDOT’s Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, she started hearing the complaints. Cyclists called her complaining about motorists that passed too closely or endangered cyclists in other ways. Motorists registered complaints about bicyclists strung across the road, making it difficult for cars to pass them.…

AASHTO Approves New U.S. Bicycle Routes Across America

Missoula, Montana — Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved six new U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBR): USBR 1 in Maine and New Hampshire, USBR 20 in Michigan, and USBR 8, 95, 97, and 87 in Alaska — the first official U.S. Bicycle Routes to be established since 1982.…

UDOT and DPS to Sponsor Road Respect Share the Road Campaign

June 2011 - Cycling is becoming more popular than ever and the most popular road cycling routes in the state are becoming positively crowded with cyclists. It’s a good news-bad news scenario. It’s awesome that there are so many cyclists out on the road and you can presume that people who ride their bikes on weekends will be more sympathetic to the cyclists they encounter on weekdays when they are driving.…

Complete Streets

By Chad Mullins During a whirlwind of events last week, visiting transportation experts shared their…