Tactical Urbanism in Orem

A giant doughnut could be the key to slowing down cars in front of the Orem Fitness Center.

Painted by a group of volunteers who took to the roads by the Orem Fitness Center on Friday evening with paint and a vision to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists, the temporary traffic calming fixtures like the pink doughnut could be used to make Orem roads safer.

Read more from the Daily Herald.

BikeProvo Instagram Update

It’s time to put our money where our mouths are. If you believe increased bike-ability will improve Provo, we need your help. We’re raising $500 to affiliate as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. This will allow us to more easily raise money to fund tactical urbanism projects and hire urbanist speakers to train city employees.
We only need $75 more dollars. Will you give for a bike-friendly Provo?

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Docuseries by Provo filmmaker highlights lifelong biker

Created by Brad Barber, a longtime bike rider and university professor in Provo, UT.

What is it that ties us to the state where we currently live and adopt it as the one we’re “from”? How does living in our states define us? States of America is a series of short documentaries–one from each of our 50 states–that ask these questions by featuring everyday people as diverse as the landscape in the places they call home. This is a story of Rhode Island.

Jack is a native of Rhode Island and has called the Ocean State his home for all 82 years of his life. He is a volunteer meal deliverer for Meals on Wheels and a tour guide with the Providence Preservation Society. Jack believes that the people you spend your life with have the greatest potential to inspire you.

*States of America is created and produced by Brad Barber
*Rhode Island is directed and shot by Brad Barber, edited by Kelton Davis, with music by Micah Dahl Anderson. Title design by Brian Turley and Mark T. Lewis.

 

BYU makes steps to become more bike-friendly

Recently, BYU launched bike.byu.edu, a website that informs students, faculty, and staff of  how to stay safe and have fun while riding your bike to, from, and on campus.

The site lists suggested routes to and from campus, ways to keep your bike in good shape, and even ways to get involved in bike advocacy.

Check out the website right now!

BYU has taken a very promising step forward and we hope that it will continue to do so!

Provo Public Staff Woke to Urbanization

You’re gonna love this.

Mountainland Association of Governments held a transportation summit a few months ago at which they asked public employees their opinions on transportation issues. The central valley staff (Orem/Provo/Springville) showed that they are much more accepting of density and urbanization than those in surrounding cities.

Of note: our staff stated that they welcome toll roads, free public transit, and quickening the pace of bike lane implementation as part of future transportation improvements.

Keep this forward momentum going by following our posts and acting when invited!