Editorial: Cyclists Should Vote Yes to Renew the ZAP Tax in Salt Lake County, RAMP Tax in Weber County, and the RAP Tax in Washington County in 2014.
Salt Lake County East West Trails Master Plan Open Houses October 21 and 23, 2014 and Request for Comments
October 17, 2014 – Salt Lake County is developing an East-West Recreational Trails Master Plan. The trail system will connect the west side of the Salt Lake Valley with the east through a system of paved pathways. The PRATT Trail (Parley’s Trail) is an example trail in the system, but many more trails are planned. […]
By Ian Scharine The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee (SLCBAC) is in the middle of a busy summer. Several county projects and a recruit effort to fill empty seats on SLCBAC are in full swing! If you would like to apply to become a member of SLCBAC, follow this link: http://slco.org/boards/. Part of our […]
July 17, 2014 – Salt Lake County is seeking applicants to fill five positions in its 15 member Bicycle Advisory Committee. The committee (SLCBAC) reviews and offers input on all bicycle-related proposals and projects, working closely with the Mayor’s office and other County departments. This is an exciting time to be engaged in cycling initiatives within […]
2014 SLCBAC plans include greater engagement with incorporated and unincorporated Salt Lake County communities and integration of its Strategic Plan to help guide all things bicycle at the county level.
New bike paths are coming soon to West Valley City. There are currently two new bike trails under construction in West Valley City. According to Kevin Astill with West Valley City Parks & Recreation, both of these paved trails will run east to west, giving cyclists new and safe ways to cross the valley.
By Ian Scharine The “Year of the Bike” has been a productive and successful one for the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee. The committee would like to thank all of its generous board members, county personnel and the bicycling community at large. As part of its Strategic Plan moving forward, SLCBAC would like to […]
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.
July 17, 2012 – Salt Lake County will begin work on Emigration Canyon Road. The roadwork, which will begin its preliminary stages this week, is expected to continue through the summer. The work is intended to improve safety conditions by creating shoulders to keep rock slides out of bike lanes. The slope stabilization project will […]
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced in August $12.6 million in grants to fund an array of highway-related efforts in Utah, including the additions of safety lanes in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Four miles of safety shoulders will be added to SR210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Three miles of safety shoulders will be added […]