Rosa Merino, a single mother of three teenage daughters, was killed by an automobile at 700 North and University Avenue on the morning of January 15 as she walked to work.
The Provo Walkability Committee, an affiliate of the Provo Bicycle Committee, invites concerned residents to participate in a Candle Light Walk of Silence next Monday, January 27, at 6 p.m. The purpose of the Walk is three-fold:
1) to raise money for her bereaved daughters,
2) to bring attention to the consequences of inattentive and distracted driving, and
3) to remind pedestrians to cross streets carefully.
The walk will begin at the County Courthouse (southeast corner of Center and University) soon after 6, proceed to the front of the Provo Library for a short break and some remarks and then to the scene of the accident at 700 North and then return to the courthouse. The Provo Police will be providing a bike police escort.
The walk to help this family and make Provo safer for all families would be a great activity for a family home evening. Participants are encouraged to make a donation to “The Three Merino Girls” account at any Wells Fargo Bank, which is working with the Fraternal Order of Police to raise money for the daughters. If you would like our community to be safe for all road-users, families, and individuals of all ages, please join us on Monday night. Bring your own candles or use one of ours till they run out.
Please join our Facebook event and download the PDF flier to pass out to your friends and neighbors.
by Aaron Skabelund, Chair of the Provo Bicycle Committee
Have you heard that Provo is building a bike-skills park this year in the new Slate Canyon Park? The park will be a hit for bicyclists of all generations and abilities. Located on the west-facing bench, its trails will be usually dry and rideable throughout the year thanks to ample sun. The park will be a boon for the surrounding neighborhoods and all of Provo, whose residents can easily access this wonderful amenity via the city’s expanding network of urban trails and bike lanes, and along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Bicyclists looking for a bit of fun and a challenge will no longer need to drive all the way to Park City’s Trailside Park or Eagle Mountain Bike Park. It will now be just a short bike ride away.
The Bike-Skills Park is part of Slate Canyon Park, located from the mouth of Slate Canyon down to and on both sides of Slate Canyon Drive on an expansive 63.9 acre site. The park plan created by Blu Line Design is divided into four different sites that will be developed over the next several years. The park will include grass play areas, tennis courts, picnic sites, a disk golf course, playgrounds, pavilions, restrooms, and of course Provo’s first dedicated park for bicycling. Continue reading
Bring your friends to the Provo Bicycle Collective to learn the basics of bicycle maintenance on Thursday January 30th at 7pm!
The class will cover:
-Fixing a flat
-Chain care and lubrication
-Tips on proper tire inflation
The class costs 5$ and hot chocolate will be included!
You can RSVP to the event on facebook, or just show up at the Collective’s Bike Shop located at 1100 W, 49 N, Provo UT 84601
The Provo Bicycle Collective is a non-profit volunteer run bicycle shop where mechanics teach visitors how to fix their own bicycles. The collective also sells used bicycles and parts and are always looking for volunteers to help them organize, run events, tear down/fix up bicycles or teach classes. They also accept donations. Drop by during their open hours to check them out, or send them an e-mail! firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!