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Say Hello to Provo’s Newest Public Pathway and DIY Neighborhood Bikeway on 800 E

This project began with a thought in the middle of the night. The thought occurred after the BYU Campus Bicycle Committee discussed creating a back-streets bike route from Wymount student housing to campus through the Tree Streets as a safe(r) alternative route to 900 E, a narrow, 35 MPH fast but often faster, and dangerous […]

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Say Hello to Provo’s First Neighborhood Bikeway

One of the greatest boosts to Provo’s quality of life in 2018 began to take shape on 200 E, between 800 N and 600 S in the Joaquin and Maeser neighborhoods, in the form of a project that prioritizes active transportation–bicycling and walking–through the transformation of this street into Provo’s first Neighborhood Bikeway. Sometimes called […]

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Want a Happy Ending if your Bike is Stolen?

By Norman Thurston, Utah State House District 64 Representative and bikeprovo Board Member A year ago, I decided to stop using my car to get to work. It’s about 2 miles from my house to the FrontRunner station in Provo, then another 2 from Salt Lake Central to work. I saved up my money and […]

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2018 National Bike Summit

This is report on the 2018 National Bike Summit by Elias Flores, who participating in the gathering in early March. My apologies for the delay in posting his report. -Aaron Skabelund “The National Bike Summit sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists was fascinating. The summit took place in Washington D.C., which is surprisingly bicycle […]

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Bike Racks Make it Convenient to Ride Daily

It’s about 8 am. I walk outside and hop on my bike to head to work. There’s a few kids on bikes headed toward school along with a few adults going to school too. There’s a few others that are on their way to work, like me. Refreshed from my commute to and from work, […]

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Impressions of the 2018 Utah Bike Summit

Provo was represented at annual Utah Bike Summit by nearly twenty people who live and/or work in Provo. The contingent rivaled the number of attendees even when the summit was held at the Provo Library back in 2015. Provo attendees included neighborhood chairs, city officials, public health experts, BYU representatives and BYU students, and local tourism officials. […]

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2018’s Golden Spoke Winter Bicycle Commuter Award Goes to …

At the City Council on January 23rd, Committee member Rachel Whipple presented Colby Sanford with this year’s Winter Commuter Award. Here is Rachel’s recognition of Colby. “For the past seven years, the Provo Bicycle Committee has been recognizing outstanding bicycle commuters for their contribution to Provo by awarding the Golden Spoke Award. We believe in […]

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A Brief History of the Provo Bicycle Committee

The reorganization of the committee (see post below) and the beginning of a new mayoral administration seem like a good time to pause and reflect on the past before we continue to accelerate our momentum in making Provo a more bicycle-friendly community, so as a historian (my day job) I decided to write up this […]

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Provo Bicycle Committee Reorganized

At the Committee’s first meeting of 2018 on January 4, we reorganized the structure and elected and appointed new leadership. The most impressive ingredient of the meeting was the energy and enthusiasm. We may have had a record turn-out with no fewer than 27 attendees. Based on the charter we adopted late last year, we […]

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Provo Bicycle Committee Charter

Here is the charter the committee adopted in late 2017 that went into effect beginning in 2018. Provo Bicycle Committee We are group of volunteers seeking to make bicycling an everyday part of people’s lives in our community. Recognized as the Mayor’s Provo Bicycle Committee, we work closely with representatives of city departments to accomplish […]