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Old 04-04-19, 05:25 AM
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Salt Lake street inclines

For those familiar with the SLC basin, what part is the most flat, such that daily nearby commuting is not too hilly?
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Old 04-09-19, 08:25 AM
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That truly depends on what you need for living, expense of housing, amenities and grocery/shopping in relation to where you work.In my limited knowledge riding in the SLC area, living out in Tooele, The majority of the SLC area can be accessible by bike most of the year. As mentioned elsewhere, it gets dicier when you want to live in the University area, east bench Highland area, or in the Avenues above the downtown area.
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North side and west side can get a little hilly, and the hilly parts are usually pretty expensive Most of town is pretty darn flat.
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Well good to hear that flat = cheap. I want both. No interest in sweating a lot, just to bike in expensive areas. For work and living, I will need to be in a fairly populated area like Murray, etc, near the 15.

The elevation topographic maps I saw show that this might be the flattest part.
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Any updated SLC incline experiences? Especially in the Midvale or Murray areas.
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Originally Posted by tim_bike View Post
Any updated SLC incline experiences? Especially in the Midvale or Murray areas.
Murray is mostly flat, up to 2% except in a couple of spots. Midvale is pretty flat also, but gets a little hilly around 1300 East (Crestwood Park area esp.)

Unfortunately most Strava Segments are N/S, but generally eastbound will be gentle uphill, westbound will be gentle downhill. You can check out the topo lines to see the steep spots on the map.

Type in SLC here and check it out.
https://www.strava.com/segments/explore
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Old 07-07-19, 02:56 PM
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I don't have strava but it looks nice.

Hopefully most of Murry etc will be gentle.


My version of "gentle" is about 10 feet up for every block. This is almost not noticed. But 20 feet is a bit much for commuting.
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In General, US89 is an easy drive. Once you get into some of the parks, roads get narrower and sometimes there are some steep inclines.










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Elevation gain riding in the Salt Lake Valley is mostly about direction. North/South, less. East/West toward the mountains, more.
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