By Ian Scharine –
The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee is happy to welcome four new Board members: Brady Wheeler, Reed Topham, Betsy Byrne and Kate Sturgeon now fill out the 15-seat committee. This summer and fall has seen a tremendous amount of progress in Salt Lake County with the official opening of the S-Line in Sugar House and the completion of The Draw which safely spans underneath 1300 East from Sugar House Park to the business district. Additionally, the completion of a group study of Emigration Canyon and ongoing studies of Parley’s Trail as well as the East-West Trail proposals will determine the future of these regions and guide Active Transportation developments in the future.
The December 3rd 2014 Active Transportation cycling summit presented by SLCBAC will bring together diverse voices (Spokes): government, transportation, planners, citizens, business, and advocacy groups to discuss the needs and growth of cycling (Hub) as a component of Active Transportation in Northern Utah. Salt Lake County is seeking public comment for an East West Recreational Trails Master Plan. This is also an emerging sector of the a county-wide All Ages and Abilities (AAA) Network helping to connect across 340 square miles and 17 municipalities in the Salt Lake valley. Do you enjoy using the Jordan River Trail? Would you like to be able to get to the Jordan River Trail more easily, and enjoy more pleasant trails along the way? Salt Lake County is developing a Master Plan for East West Recreational Trails, and is seeking public input on preferred trail alignments. Public Comment can also be provided for any Salt Lake County or countywide issue regardless of jurisdiction or agency through the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee (SLCBAC) the first Wednesday of each month starting at 5:30 PM in the north building second floor at the Government Center located at 2100 South and State Street room N- 2003.
More information is available at: http://slco.org/bicycle/