By Ian Scharine
Despite May’s wet weather, the many Bike Month activities have kept the committee busy in virtually every corner of the County! Beginning with the SLCBAC group ride on May 2nd in the southwest region (Draper, Mountainview), members also participated in the Mayor’s Bike to Work Day on the 12th followed by the Bike Bonanza on the 15th. Past Chair, John Herbert tabled an event at Emigration Canyon’s Firehouse Day the following Saturday, May 16th. If you have an event that you think the committee could serve the public through its attendance, please contact us through our email or attend one of our regular meetings on the first of each month to discuss your community events.
The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee partners with the Bicycle Ambassadors and Mayor Ben McAdams’ office to address bicycle and Active Transportation related matters throughout the county. If you have concerns, questions or would like to see your city or township more involved in planning and execution of progressive infrastructure we invite you to make your voice heard. Visit the SLCBAC website (address below) for more information on contacting us as well as meeting times, location and dates. We have added new links to the website that you should follow to stay involved with the cycling scene.
Utah recently moved to 5th in rank as the country’s most bicycle friendly state and we’re not finished! Great cities depend on visionary planning to address growth and support of vibrant economies. We are pleased to be able to say that Salt Lake County has a model of progressive leadership steering us in the right direction to benefit all modes of transportation.
For more information on SLCBAC, visit: www.slco.org/bicycle/