By Chad Mullins Originally, my intention was to mention a list of events that deserve our bicycle community support at the end of this blog. Only through our participation can we hope to attract the political will needed to get active transportation projects planned and funded. But when I considered how few readers might remain […]
This blog will be a new experience for me, and that means it will be a new experience for readers as well. So, first I will try to explain myself, which may help put my comments and opinions in context. I love riding a bike instead of driving, and try to do so at every […]
Velo-City Global 2012 Vancouver – International Cycling Conference. Part 2 – The Vancouver Bicycling Story: How They Did It.
By Chad Mullins Decades ago Vancouver made the decision to create a more livable urban environment through sustainable transportation. Since 1997 the Vancouver downtown population has grown 75%, while the greater Vancouver population has grown 18%. People are moving to downtown Vancouver because it is a community where people want to live. The focus on […]
Attending the Velo-city Global 2012 international cycling planning conference in Vancouver, BC from June 25 to 29, provided so much information I will have to share it in several parts. First, I will describe Vancouver’s bicycling environment from the standpoint of a stranger, riding to and from the conference.
By Chad Mullins During a whirlwind of events last week, visiting transportation experts shared their “Complete Streets” expertise with Utah public officials, planners and traffic engineers (“Transportation experts calling for ‘complete streets’,” Salt Lake Tribune, Mar.22; “Session aims at safer streets for cyclists, pedestrians,” Salt Lake Tribune, Mar. 21). A full-day workshop with Utah’s transportation […]
Feds make it difficult to create bicycle-friendly streets Editorial by Chad Mullins, Chair, Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee Another serious bicycle accident “Bicyclist flown to hospital after colliding with vehicle” (Salt Lake Tribune, July 14) again demonstrates the need for safer streets. Salt Lake County officials attempted to incorporate a more bicycle friendly street design in […]
Trapped in your own neighborhood Editorial by Chad Mullins, Chair, Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee Our roads combined with the advent of the automobile once gave us the freedom and luxury to go most anywhere in America we desired. Now as highway engineers continue down the road expansion pathway, we find ourselves trapped in […]