Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Hosts Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Open House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 22, 2013
Contact: Art Raymond
801-547-2659


City to Host Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Open House
    
SALT LAKE CITY – Mayor Ralph Becker and the City Transportation Division invite residents to participate in an open house to review preliminary recommendations for the new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South.
 
The plan includes envisioning improvements to pedestrian experiences on major streets and in a variety of environments citywide as well as a proposed low-stress downtown bikeway network and an enhanced bikeway between the University and Downtown. Education and enforcement campaign proposals also figure largely in this planning effort and will focus on addressing bicyclist, pedestrian and motorist behavior and safety.

“Our goal is to create a bicycle and pedestrian friendly city,” said Community and Economic Development Director Eric Shaw.  “Public input is a critical part of that effort.”

An online “virtual” open house will be available for public input on the project website at http://walkbikeslc.com/ for two weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 28.

Free valet bicycle parking for open house attendees will be available on the library plaza.