The University of Utah is pleased to announce the release of its 2011 Bicycle Master Plan. Along with the proposed bikeways, the Plan recommends various bicycle-friendly policies and programs to promote bicycle ridership among students, faculty and staff. It emphasizes both campus pathways and on-street facilities that connect the core campus area with surrounding neighborhoods. The Bicycle Master Plan gives guidelines for facilities and programs that are within the University’s jurisdiction. It also provides recommendations for the University to work with external entities such as UDOT, UTA, and Salt Lake City to improve bicycling conditions in locations that are important to the campus environment, but which are not under the University’s direct control. The University is committed to making bicycling a real factor in its set of transportation tools.
As this plan hopes to serve the rising popularity of bicycling as a form of transportation to and from the University of Utah, Commuter Services is realizing the need to contribute to bicycle related facilities on campus. The newly adopted Bicycle Master Plan calls for Commuter Services to be the point of contact for all bicycle-related issues. Solomon Brumbaugh, Facilities & Alternate Modes Coordinator is currently handling bicycle-related projects.
A PDF version of the 2011 University of Utah Bicycle Master Plan, an addendum to the University of Utah's Campus Master Plan, can be downloaded and viewed at http://facilities.utah.edu/static-content/facilitiesmanagement/files/pdf/UniversityOfUtah-BicycleMasterPlan.pdf.
To get involved with the Bicycle Subcommittee, attend meetings, or make a suggestion regarding bicycle improvements on campus, contact Commuter Services Facility Coordinator: Solomon Brumbaugh
To learn more about Biking at the University of Utah visit http://commuterservices.utah.edu/alternative-transit/bike.php