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.
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.
By Chad Mullins Finding adequate sources of funding to develop a regional active transportation network is a major challenge. As mentioned in the previous blog, our neighbors in Utah County provide an excellent example of what vision and effort can accomplish through regional and local community partnerships. Go on-line (Interactive Trails Map) to see the […]
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.
By Chad Mullins Salt Lake City’s Transportation Division has been convening a University to Downtown bikeway focus group; this is part of the City’s current effort to update the Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan. The City is currently seeking ideas to improve walking and bicycling in Salt Lake City on the “Open City Hall.” You can give them your suggestions […]
When it comes to full-time bike commuting, I’m by no means an expert. It takes a pretty solid commitment to fully abandon the comforts and freedom of using a car to get to work each day.
June 2011 – The Bicycle Transit Center (BTC) at the UTA Intermodal Hub has been in existence for just over a year. Its location and services have made a big impact for the bike commuter traveling on FrontRunner, bus or TRAX. Even if you do not use public transportation to assist you with your bike commute, The BTC may still have services for your needs.