BikeWalk Provo takes Provo City Staff on Bike Ride

BikeWalk Provo volunteers and Provo City engineering and planning staff on a bike ride around greater downtown, Provo

Last week we took members of the Provo City Government engineering and planning staff on a bike tour of greater downtown. We showed them the good and the bad and sent a list of cheap and easy changes that would make Provo safer using just paint and signs.

We look forward to working with the city to get it done.

Last week we took members of the @provocity engineering and planning staff on a bike tour of greater downtown. We showed them the good and the bad and sent a list of cheap and easy changes that would make Provo safer using just paint and signs. Here’s hoping the city responds.

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#bikewalkprovostories Helen Czerepinski and granddaughter Abigail. Helen is in her 70’s and tows around her disabled granddaughter Abigail (11). They don’t know how much time Abigail has left, but they are making it as enjoyable as they can for her. “Before COVID, she could go as long as no one was sick, but now we can’t take her to school or playgrounds. This was the best way to get her out, and she’s so happy moving around and getting outside. She can’t walk or talk but she lets me know she likes this. I could take her in the wheelchair, but I would have to put a mask on, and I can go much further and protect her better because she’s in the trailer. And it’s good for me!”

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BikeWalk Provo Responds to Provo City Council Transportation Retreat

Yesterday, Provo City Council met with representatives from UDOT, UTA, and MAG to talk about regional transportation projects. The conversation was productive and our council members showed Provo residents how forward-thinking they are with Provo’s future transportation systems. It’s clear our council wants to shift trips from automobiles to active transportation and public transit.

However, since the council was hearing only from regional entities (which have regional interests in mind; not local) at its transportation retreat, we wanted to make it very clear that Provo should be a safe and welcoming city to live in, not just one to drive through. We sent Provo City Council this letter inviting them to listen not only to presentations from regional government entities, but also local active transportation advocates (BikeWalk Provo), safe routes to school planners, advocates for people with disabilities, micromobility companies, and the thousands of college students who walk to class each day.