By Ian Scharine — As part of the County Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee Mission, SLCBAC works closely with the Mayor’s office and the Active Transportation office to provide input on development of bicycle infrastructure. Through the end of May and the beginning of June, the Active Transportation department will be holding open house meetings where the public will have the opportunity to directly offer input on their communities and how they would like to see Salt Lake County plan for the next 10-15 years as it grows. Below is a link to the SLCo Active Transportation web page for more information and meeting times: http://slco.org/planning-transportation/active-transportation/
The Bicycle Advisory Committee works to assist organizations to improve the safety of bicycle riders and encourage healthy lifestyles. Recently it has partnered with Cypress High and Junior High Schools to add more racks to their developing campus and provide locks for students. Attending monthly meetings is a great way to bring attention to community efforts and needs to improve bicycle infrastructure and resources. Interested citizens can also contact the committee through the County email at: [email protected]
The committee is looking to round out its Board by adding another member and it specifically seeks to find a dedicated volunteer from the southwest region of the county (West Jordan, South Jordan, Draper, Bluffdale, Kearns, etc.). Interested participants can either attend a meeting or request a volunteer application through the above email. A list of our remaining meetings for 2016 is posted below.
- Wed. Jun. 8, 2016– 2nd Weds in June
- Wed. Jul. 13, 2016– 2nd Weds in July
- Wed. Aug. 10, 2016– 2nd Weds in Aug
- Wed. Sep. 14, 2016– 2nd Weds in Sept
- Wed. Oct. 12, 2016– 2nd Weds in Oct
- Wed. Nov. 9, 2016– 2nd Weds in Nov
- Wed. Dec. 14, 2016– 2nd Weds in Dec
Thanks for helping make May a memorable and successful Bike Month! The summer weather and great resources available make Salt Lake County one of the best places in the country to ride bikes. Please consider how you can continue to improve our great community and participate in the many opportunities to do so.
For more information, visit bicycle.slco.org