Join Date: May 2011
Bikes: univega rover sti univega rover st
bicycle advocacy and you?
Last year my husband went to our B.A.C ( Salt Lake Bicycle Advisory Committee) with a complaint. The local M.U.P ( the Jordan river trail) has bridges that cross at numerous point. He went with a complaint about one bridge in particular ( the bridge just north of 5th north. this bridge is only four feet wide. when he went to the meeting they had a public comment period of 5 minuets, in which he informed the committee of the bridge and several others that were in need of some work. this committee told him that they were grateful that he had brought this to their attention, But it was several meetings be for any actual progress went in this. he was told by the then acting chair that " the committee's focus was on completing the connector on the trail from 12th west and north temple to the same west and 3rd south. ( the local power company and 2 small railroads own the property in between). Now don't get me wrong, i want this to be completed as much as the next lady, How ever, it seems like the committee was more interested in electing a chair and co/chair rather than lighting a fire under some one to get this finished. several of the bridges are in need of quite badly needed repairs and safety up grades( high vis bollards and high vis paint on the bridge ends) How many of you have had similar experiences? here is the agenda for this coming Monday the 21st.
BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
A standing committee of the TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD
Monday, July 21, 2014
5:00 - 6:30 P.M.
Salt Lake City Transportation Division Office
349 South 200 East, Suite 150
P.O. Box 145502
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5502
Welcome and Introduction of Members and Guests 5:00
Public Comment 5:05
Approval of the Minutes of the June 16, 2014 Meeting 5:10
Announcements and Connections 5:15
600 East Bicycle Boulevard ? presentation & input 5:30
Elicia C?rdenas / infrastructure work group (Tom, Mark, Suzanne)
Mike Barry, Transportation Division
Report ? N. American Travel Monitoring Expo & Conference (NATMEC) 6:00
Todd attends this conference in connection with his work with UDOT, and will give a short report on how bicyclist/pedestrian movement is being discussed and quantified nationally.
Bicycle Friendly Community Application & Circuit Rider Visit 6:10
Becka will present the information that Steve Clark shared with SLC during his visit in late June. The city has decided to wait until February 2015 to reapply with a stronger chance for gold status. Waiting is acceptable with the League of American Bicyclists.
thank you for your time