August 8, 2018 – The Utah Department of Transportation is conducting an environmental impact study in anticipation of rebuilding the Parley’s Canyon Interchange at the mouth of Parley’s Canyon in Salt Lake City, Utah. Construction could potentially start in 2025-2035. According to UDOT’s Parleyseis.com website, the purpose of the project is: Based on previous needs, […]
January 16, 2018 – The Utah Department of Transportation is working towards converting US Highway 89 from Fruit Heights to I-84 in South Ogden, Utah from a highway to a closed access freeway where bicycles and pedestrians would not be allowed. The controversial conversion is in study form currently. A public hearing is scheduled for […]
May 29, 2016 – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is planning to remove bike lanes on Redwood Road between 10440 S to 12600 South in the Salt Lake Valley. UDOT is proposing to restripe Redwood Road from 5 lanes to 7 lanes from 9000 South to 12600 South. Additionally, a separate project is in place […]
By Dave Iltis June 2014 – The Utah Department of Transportation has released a new smartphone app called UDOT Click ‘N Fix to report roadway issues on state owned roads. The app, which runs on both iPhone and Android platforms, allows users to snap a photo, add geolocation data, and details on the type of […]
UDOT, Park City, and Summit County will be holding an open house to discuss allowing transit buses on the shoulders of SR-224 tonight, Dec. 3, 2013 from 5-7 pm at Richins Building Auditorium, 1885 West Ute Blvd, Park City, UT. The proposal will create a shared lane for buses and bikes. Currently, only bikes are […]
Salt Lake City’s Transportation Division has coined 2013 the “Year of the Bike” – a movement that includes partnership with Salt Lake County, UTA, UDOT, University of Utah, and other organizations throughout Utah – in order to increase bicycle riding and safe practices throughout the state.
What’s the best way to choose grantees for Safe Routes to School (SRS) programs? States should get info from applicants on existing conditions they propose to remedy, proposed plans and methods for assessing outcomes. But some questions remain unanswered on the best way to choose, according to a federal study on the issue.
By Dan Fazzini Jr. April 2013 – The “Year of the Bike” was alive and well on Utah’s Capitol Hill this year. By the time you read this, these will all likely be signed by the Governor and will be effective on July 1, 2013. There were six bicycle related bills up for consideration which […]
You needn’t look any further than Alpine, right here in Utah to prove the benefits of the endangered Safe Routes to School (SRS) program. SRS itself is traveling an unsafe route to survival, running on a spare tire presently in a seemingly endless series of leases on life while Congress continues to debate its future. But a national study cited Alpine’s use of an SRS grant as a reason to support bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in small towns.
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.