SLCBAC was originally founded in 2001 as a Salt Lake County Advisory Board. In this advisory capacity, members reviewed SLCo bicycle-related projects, including street signage and lane striping, and hosted events such as the Josie Johnson Memorial Bicycle Ride.
In 2009 Mayor Corroon directed his staff to re-structure SLCBAC so it would once again be a vibrant, productive committee. Several open houses were hosted from September-November 2009 to collect feedback from community members and SLCo employees alike.
Our vision will be achieved by integrating bicycling into lifestyles, the local economy, and infrastructure, through advocacy and promotion of facilities and resources throughout the county as well as addressing the economic, political and community impacts. Safety and education will always be emphasized in planning for the implementation of county infrastructure.
To become [advocate] a premiere bicycling community for recreation and practical transportation.
In June of 2013, the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee held a mini-summit as part of an effort to develop a long-term strategic plan for county development of bicycle needs and resources. Members of county organizations, bicycle advocacy groups, businesses and the general community were invited to take part of this brief but instrumental survey of progress and areas of concern as the county begins to align itself with the premiere bicycling cities throughout North America.
Attendees were separated into three groups and asked to name and rate categories of need and growth for Salt Lake County. The results were compiled and tabulated to be included as a part of a master strategy SLCBAC will use for long-term development. The strategic plan will play a key role advising the county mayor’s office in implementation of infrastructure, public outreach and economic development for a sustainable, bicycle friendly community.