We have a vision for a new 300 West: a low-stress bicycle boulevard that connects people on bike and foot with UTA’s Provo Central station, Amtrak, Franklin neighborhood, Provo City Hall, downtown, Timp neighborhood, Provo Rec Center, IHC’s Utah Valley Hospital, Provo River Trail, and so much more.
To bring it about, we will be making temporary changes to the street to show Provo City and its residents how safe and friendly this street can be. This is called tactical urbanism.
But we can’t do any of this without your help. Here’s what you can do:
1. Design the artwork to be painted on the street. Winners are eligible for lots of prizes from local bike shops. Learn more about needed art and submit your ideas here: http://www.bikeprovo.org/open-call-for-urban-art-help-design-the-300-w-neighorhood-bikeway-tactical-urbanism-project/
2. Volunteer or donate money. We need all the help we can get painting the street and paying for supplies. If you intend to volunteer, please indicate on this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4t12Iu8OHCbHjVqrXxheWIQWh9XTeC8BXivHYgGKSj9TkFQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
The project will begin at 8pm on Friday, July 26 and we will paint through the night. Please attend and invite your friends! Together we can demonstrate a low-speed bikeway that safely connects people on bike and foot to major destinations and show the city how good it can be. Join us!
The Neighborhoods surrounding 300 W have a vision: turn 300 West between the Frontrunner & the Provo River Trail into a safe, connected bikeway!
Help with the first steps by submitting your art for our tactical urbanism project between 500 North and 300 North, which will be on display for about a month or two. We will also be giving away prizes from local bike shops to the selected artists. This project has 4 elements. View details below and then click the button to submit your art:
- This contest is to design the artwork that will be painted directly on the street on 300 West to calm traffic and make the street safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. The art will be featured as a part of a temporary “tactical urbanism” project permitted by the city for several weeks.
- Review the art locations below and download the artist template of your choice. Sketch and color your idea in the red outlined shapes. (You can also freehand it; the templates are just to help you visualize the area). Multiple submissions are permitted / encouraged. Have fun with it!
- Take a scan or photo of your template and submit it using the form on this page.
- All submissions are due by July 13th.
- If your artwork is selected, BikeWalk Provo will supply all the paint and tools needed to bring it to life on the street. We’ll also bring volunteers. You will need to be available to participate / direct the project in late July.
- If your artwork is selected, you will also receive a prize from a local bike shop.
#1: 500 North curb extensions.This element will involve 1 pair of curb extensions on the east and west sides of the intersection just south of the rec center. At their widest, the extensions will be about 10 feet. The city has already agreed to make these extensions permanent after the demonstration, though they will paint official white diagonal stripes for visibility over the demonstration. So if your artwork happens to incorporate those kinds of stripes to begin with, you may have a shot at your work remaining as-is!
#2: 300 North curb extensions. This element will involve 2 pairs of curb extensions on 300 N. At their widest, they will extend about 10 feet. Whether this element will become a permanent adoption will depend on its measured success during the demonstration, though the artwork will likely be washed off at the end of the demonstration.
#3: 300 North mini roundabout. See above photo. This element will involve a mini roundabout similarly sized to the one on 200 N 200 E. You’ll have about 16 feet in diameter to work with. Whether this element will become a permanent adoption will depend on its measured success during the demonstration, though the artwork will likely be washed off at the end of the demonstration.
#4: Sharrows: we do not need any artwork for this element. The city will install these, which will be a permanent addition to the bikeway.
Get inspired by past tactical urbanism projects: