Salt Lake Improves Bikability…Will Provo Follow?
Salt Lake is doing a lot to improve bikability throughout the city. A recent Deseret News story reports:
“…Even in the face of substantial budget cuts — possibly as large as $20 million — bicycles remain a priority for the mayor and his administration. Completing cycling-oriented projects in line with our vision for a highly bikeable capital city is a priority,” Becker said.
“Increasing the options for alternative transportation has always been a focus…Even in these tough economic times, we remain committed to increasing awareness of bicycle/motorist safety while also completing funded projects in Salt Lake City to promote biking as a safe and desirable transportation alternative.”
Salt Lake offers a thriving Bicycle Collective and is home to the Utah Bike Summit. This year they plan to add a bicycle transit center and add a number of bike lanes to repaved streets.
Provo has been lagging behind. But, with the renewal of the Provo Bicycle Committee Salt Lake may soon have some friendly competition.