Wednesday, September 17, 2008

UDOT Sets Bicycle Priority

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is holding a series of public meetings around Utah beginning today and continuining through late October. The purpose of the meetings is to gain public input for UDOT's study of corridors throughout the state to prioritize bicycle improvements. Tonight's meeting will be in Park City. Meetings are scheduled in Orem, Vernal, Logan, Ogden, Price, Richfield, Manti, Salt Lake City (on October 13 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Library, 210 East 400 South), Moab, Blanding and ending in St. George on October 22. Anyone interested in the future of cycling in Utah should attend. Those anti-cyclists will surely be present to voice their opposition to sharing the road.

Coincidentally (or not) today Salt Lake mayor Ralph Becker held a press conference to announce details of a "Shared Lane Marking" system for Salt Lake City roads. This is due to the increasing number of cyclists on city streets.

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