“It was a really eye-opening trip,” Serr said. “It helped us to see the results more than we would on paper. The main thing we noticed was how much of a priority (bicycle accessibility) is and how dedicated they are to allocating resources into it.”
Ungerman is especially looking forward to biking on University Avenue, which he says is long overdue for more accessibility.
“Provo has really been lacking an ideal north-south bike route,” Ungerman said. “The city’s done a good job of identifying which routes are needed the most.”
Bicycling gurus like Whitmore say the plan will make Provo more livable and turn the college town into a destination city.
Bicycles are an agent for change both figuratively and literally,” he said. “It opens up people’s options and you get a lot more community involvement, as opposed to cars, where it’s about getting from point A to point B.”
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