ACTION ALERT: Please Share Your Bike / Ped Concerns on the 820 North Survey by This Friday

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Please take this survey (only about 15 mins) to help our local government know how passionately Provo feels about adequate bicycle and pedestrian access as roads are re-built.

The survey will ask you to rank concerns (including bike and ped safety) about several future road projects. You’ll also get to look at several renderings of how specific roads might be built in the future, including 800 North, 820 North, 620 North, and more.

Do you want to see more bike lanes? Should more pedestrian trails connect to the Provo River Trail? Should bike lanes be protected? Your answers to these questions actually have a pretty major impact on how our local roads get built.

If you see a design that could be improved (i.e. features painted bike lanes when there really should be protected bike lanes, you can also fill-in-the-blanks with your own suggestions. For example:Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 4.02.13 PM

You can also call the project hotline at 801-805-0258 or email them at 820northprovo@horrocks.com with questions.

These surveys ARE important and they DO impact the outcome of local road decisions. Thanks so much for helping make Provo a safe place for all road users!

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Bringing Copenhagen to Utah: Sign Up for the Utah Bike Summit Before This Friday

2016-summit-logoThe Utah Bike Summit is the statewide bicycle conference. The summit brings together everyday riders, bicycle and trail advocates, representatives from Utah’s bicycle industry, planners, engineers, representatives from Utah’s tourism industry and health fields, and local and state government officials in order to make Utah more bicycle friendly. Regardless of your interest in bicycling (transportation, recreation, road, mountain, commuter), the Utah Bike Summit is for you and all are encouraged to attend.

This year’s summit will be held on April 5th at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City and we are bringing Copenhagen to Utah. This year’s keynote speaker is Danish bicycle transportation expert Mikael Colville-Andersen. Here is a link to one of Mikael’s TED Talks. We will also have a closing address from Andy Clarke who served as the president of the League of American Bicyclists for 12 years before stepping down last year. In addition, there will be an update from UDOT Deputy Director Shane Marshall. The remainder of the day will be filled with breakout sessions that cover a wide variety of subjects related to increasing and improving bicycling across Utah.

Register here by Friday March 19th before prices go up or seats run out.

A group from Provo will be headed up and you’re invited to join in the fun. Follow the Provo Bicycle Committee group to meet up with fellow Provoians. This is a fantastic way to start getting more involved, find out what’s planned for Utah, and learn how to become an advocate for bikes in our community.

Provo’s International Women’s Day Ride on Tuesday, March 8th

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Come make new friends and enjoy a slow paced 3 mile ride around Provo. Everyone is invited to participate – bring your kids, family and neighbors! The ride will end at Writ & Vision (274 Center St) just in time for the 7:00 pm Art Discussion.

You can choose to ride home from there or attend the Art Discussion featuring a roundtable panel commemorating the impact of women on the growth of Provo. Learn more about the Art Discussion here.

When: 6:00 pm
Where: The ride will start at the corner of University Ave & Center Street by the Historic County Courthouse