By Katie Harrington The Open Streets Project – an initiative that temporarily closes city streets to automobile traffic in order to promote walking and bicycling – is coming to Salt Lake City (SLC) on May 4 as part of the city’s Year of the Bike efforts. Open Streets originated in Bogotá, Colombia as the Ciclovía […]
By Ellen Lewis After a long and smoggy winter, Spring is here and to celebrate its arrival “GreenBike,” Salt Lake’s premiere bike share program, launched on April 8, 2013. This non-profit partnership between Salt Lake City and SLC Bike share started with 10 solar-powered bike kiosks in key locations downtown. Commuters can borrow one of […]
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 […]
Cycling Utah’s April 2013 Issue is now available as a PDF (9 mb download), Pick up a copy at your favorite bike shop in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, N. AZ, or W. CO or other location!
Last summer, Salt Lake City’s Transportation Division launched a three-block prototype on 300 East (between 600 South and 900 South) that features the protected bike lane – called a cycle track – on two of the blocks, and a more traditional, but extra-wide bike lane on the remaining block.
I had a lot of opportunities to use cold-weather tactics during the single digit weather during the winter of 2012-2013. For some people, low temperatures create cold feet, for others, such as my wife, a cold face. I personally have issues with my hands.
The rules of the road – and the bike trail – are about to change. Ready or not, here they come. And bike advocates better get ready because the game is changing come October 1. On that date, the new federal law governing federal funding for bike projects kicks in. And it ends 20 years of guarantees of federal aid to states for for bicycle projects.