Salt Lake County Bicycle Committee Joins Forces to Encourage More Biking in Kearns
Posted By Regional Development
May 28, 2021
Multiple organizations across Salt Lake County joined forces in May to grow a bicycle community in Kearns.
As part of National Bike Month, Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee (SLCBAC) and Bike Utah worked together to identify an area in Salt Lake County, through key indicators, that would benefit from increased connection to bike routes and outreach of their availability.
In partnership with the Greater Salt Lake MSD, an area in Kearns was chosen and work got quickly underway.
On Thursday, May 27, Blair Tomten, chair of Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee, and Hugh Van Wagenen with the Wasatch Front Regional Council, installed new wayfinding signs in Kearns to encourage youth and families to bike between local elementary schools and the Kearns Library as part of the "Camp Kearns Neighborhood Route."
The routes where new signs were installed were selected based on greater social vulnerability scores and the need for quiet, local streets where it would be safest to bike.
The goal is to encourage safe opportunities for kids and families to bicycle together, so they can enjoy the many benefits from recreating or choosing it as an alternative form of transportation.
Kearns residents can submit pictures and stories from their biking experiences to be featured online.
Learn more about the Bike Kearns Project and Kearn's Active Transportation Plan by the MSD by visiting https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/6eb6db758db04859ba09d412d876bb59.
Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee is made up resident volunteers in every district of the County who are all passionate about promoting bicycling as a safe, healthy, equitable, and beneficial mode of transportation.