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Mayors lead the way in Bike to Work Day

Published: Friday, Sept. 4 2015 6:34 a.m. MDT

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker arrives at the Salt Lake City-County Building after participating in Bike to Work Day in Salt Lake City Tuesday May 15, 2012. (Brian Nicholson, Deseret News) Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker arrives at the Salt Lake City-County Building after participating in Bike to Work Day in Salt Lake City Tuesday May 15, 2012. (Brian Nicholson, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — City leaders joined with cyclists Tuesday for Bike to Work Day in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, Taylorsville Mayor Russ Wall and South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood were among those pedaling their way to the office.

Riders traveled from the Salt Lake County Complex to the Salt Lake City-County Building.

In celebration of Utah Bike Month and National Bike to Work Week, Salt Lake City has launched a new website, bikeslc.com.

The site will provide exciting new resources for those interested in either commuting or exploring the city by bike, according to a press release from the city.

Lead by Robert Hawke, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker joins Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon as they all participate in Bike to Work Day in Salt Lake City Tuesday May 15, 2012. (Brian Nicholson, Deseret News) Lead by Robert Hawke, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker joins Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon as they all participate in Bike to Work Day in Salt Lake City Tuesday May 15, 2012. (Brian Nicholson, Deseret News)

The website also highlights several projects recently constructed or soon to be under way in Salt Lake City including Utah’s first bicycle traffic signal at the south entrance to Liberty Park, a new bike turn box on Main Street at 200 South, and the 300 East Protected Cycle Track Pilot Project to be constructed in June.

Also, as part of its increased focus on bicycle safety and in collaboration with statewide advocacy group Bike Utah, the city will host two new bicycle commuter pit stops on Friday morning. The pitstops will provide snacks and safety resources to bicyclists on 200 South at 200 West and on 800 South at 600 East.

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