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Provo City and BikeWalk Provo Conduct Bike and Walk Count

In early September, Provo City joined other communities around the US to count people biking and walking as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. The goal of the project is to provide estimates of people biking and walking in a certain area as well as track changes over time. We hope to […]

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Provo Bicycle Collective Gives 90 Bikes for Bike to School Week

From Provo Bicycle Collective: “When the school district asked us to participate in Bike to School Week this year, we went all in. Provo Bicycle Collective originally promised 75 bikes to local elementary schools, but the requests kept coming after that, until we reached 90 bikes. Why did we promise this? Because every kid deserves a […]

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Federal Highway Administration: Use Funds for Separated Bike Lanes, Road Diets, Narrow Roads, Curb Extensions, and More

The Federal Highway Administration recently released a game-changing document addressing some common misconceptions and / or excuses that keep communities from building bike infrastructure. Here are a few of the myths I found most interesting: Myth: The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is the only Federal funding source for pedestrian and bicycle projects. Myth: Federal transportation […]

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Reporting from Provo’s Mobile Active Trasportation Tour

By Aaron Skabelund, Provo Bicycle Committee Chair Photo: Jim Price What was the hottest ticket last month in Provo? It may have been the Mobile Active Transportation Tour (MATT), an introduction of Provo’s active transportation routes for city elected officials, transportation and planning administrator, and bicycle advocates. Though attendance was capped at 40 participants, over […]

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Tragic Bicycle Accident in Lehi: Please Consider Donating to the Memorial Funds

Our hearts go out to the victims and loved ones affected by the tragic bicycle accident on Redwood Road. The accident took the lives of two experienced cyclists headed to work Bryan Byrge, 39, and John Coons, 35. Please consider donating to the Paypal memorial funds to help with funeral expenses and supporting the victims’ […]

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Innovative Bike Security Device Developed by BYU Student Entrepreneurs

There’s a handy new bike device currently being developed by students in our own backyard. Jeffrey Hall gives us the low down on the “Flatlyn”: The Flatlyn (pronounced flat-line) is an innovative bike security device developed by a group of BYU student entrepreneurs and biking enthusiasts. The device keeps your bike secure while it is […]

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Bike and Build Program Helps Restore Historic George Taylor Jr. Home

Did you notice the commotion at the historic George Taylor Jr. home in downtown Provo last week? It is getting some much-needed restoration help from the non-profit Bike and Build Program. Over 28 self-funded cyclists are riding for 11 weeks and helping improve neighborhoods along the way. The Daily Herald reports: “Their demolition work in […]

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The Safety in Numbers Effect

The safety in numbers effect as it relates to cycling is that the more bicycles on the road the safer each cyclist is.  More info here.  This effect was recently seen clearly in a study of bike crashes in Minneapolis.  As more and more people commuted by bicycle, the ratio of bike crashes to bicycle […]

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Barefoot Provo Woman Catches Bike Thief

In other awesome, only-in-Provo news, a local woman recently tracked down a bike thief, rescued her husband’s ride, and had the culprit arrested. Here’s the scoop from the official Provo Police blog: On October 8th, 2012 at approximately 10:30 pm a Provo resident called police to report their bike had just been stolen from the area of 200 […]

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Bike Share SLC

photo credit: EuanFisk On Tuesday June 19th Salt Lake City officially announced their bike share system which will launch around March 2013. The initial fleet will have ten separate kiosk with 10 bikes at each kiosk. This news could not come at a better time with bike shares blowing up all over the U.S. Washington […]