Let’s Talk Trails: October’s Provo Bike Commitee Meeting

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Hello! Hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful autumn bicycling weather.

The last Rooftop Concert is this Friday (October 3rd)! If you are interested in volunteering at the bike valet, please contact Heather Skabelund at hskabby@gmail.com.

Our monthly bicycle committee meeting will be this Thursday, October 2, from 5-6 pm at our usual location, the Community Oriented Policing building at 48 North 300 West, just west of the Convention Center.

If you have never attended a meeting, this would be a great one to start with: Jim Price, the trail guru at Mountainlands Association of Governments (the Utah County regional planning agency) who is probably the person most responsible for the valley’s wonderful urban trail system (most recently the Murdoch Canal Trail) will be presenting and discussing how Provo can effectively build on its recently approved Bicycle Master Plan to create a truly integrated network of bike lanes and trails.

Other agenda items include:

Sharing time: personal stories of bicycle advocacy during the last month

Update on planning for the Utah Bike Summit 2015 (Friday, April 10, at the Provo Library) with Bike Utah Director, Phil Sarnoff

Will the city apply for immediate UTA paint to improve bicycle connections to Frontrunner (600 S, South Freedom, and 920 W) and bus stops (500 E, Center St, and 1200 E/Birch) this fall?

Final update on bikeway improvement during this year’s road projects (bicycle markings will be painted on north Canyon Road)

Status of proposal to put lanes on 100 West from 800 North south to 100 North

Quick update on 300 South rebuild and University Avenue BRT developments

Brief Bike to School report

Brief report on BYU’s recent improvements and future plans

Status of Slate Canyon bike skills park project and other trails projects?

Proposal for city to create a position of an Active Transportation (transit, walkability, and bikability)

Budget submission to the mayor

Other items

Hope to see you on Thursday!

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