Major part of Parley’s bike trail now open for riders
Posted by Ben McAdams
October 17, 2017
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Today I joined local mayors and community members, including fourth graders from Rosecrest Elementary School, to open a major segment of the Parley’s protected bike trail. Parley’s, which travels east to west, is an important part of Salt Lake County’s work to build out a fully safe and connected bicycle transportation network. As the regional government for our thriving metro area, Salt Lake County is taking a big-picture view. We look regionally for safer and more diverse transportation options that will serve the community for years to come. Part of that transportation plan is safe, connected bike routes that cover the entire valley –north, south, east and west. Numerous studies show that if you build it, they will come. The biggest deterrent to cycling is the worry about being safe. Properly engineered and built bikeways and routes that are safe and convenient will boost commuter cycling dramatically—and contribute to cleaner air.
There is just one last segment of Parley’s that needs to be build out, connecting it to the Jordan River Parkway trail. Until then, there’s still many safe bike trails available to enjoy with friends and family throughout Salt Lake County.
Kids lined up to send off bike riders trying out the new trail
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