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Laura Seitz, Deseret news
Chris Peterson works on his 54-by-20-foot mural on the north wall of Crank SLC bike shop, 749 S. State Street, in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The mural is a perspective map of the city's bikeways, featuring prominent landmarks, the downtown and Wasatch skylines, and the 9 Line, Jordan River Parkway and Bonneville Shoreline trails. Started last fall, then halted during winter, work on the mural has now resumed and is expected to be completed in the coming days. “The mural is meant to provide a bicycle-oriented perspective on the Salt Lake City landscape. Downtown bike lanes connect to trails along the river and in the foothills," explained Peterson, who is based in Salt Lake City. “This artwork is about our city’s amazing landscape and the growing bike infrastructure that spans it.” "Bicycling in Salt Lake City has improved drastically, especially in the last five years,” according to Bike Utah’s Phil Sarnoff. More people of all ages are riding, not only during the warmer months, but also throughout the winter. “But,” he said, "Salt Lake City still has a long way to go if they want to see a significant jump in the number of people getting around by bicycle. Creating more protected and buffered bike lanes will help to improve safety and encourage more people to ride.” The project was made possible through support and collaboration with Crank SLC owners Christian Clemens and Juliet Lalouel, Bike Utah and multimedia artist Patrick Clifford. The project also received support from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums’ “Random Acts of Art” grant program.

Chris Peterson works on his 54-by-20-foot mural on the north wall of Crank SLC bike shop, 749 S. State, in Salt Lake City on Thursday. The mural is a perspective map of the city's bikeways, featuring prominent landmarks, the downtown and Wasatch skylines, and the 9 Line, Jordan River Parkway and Bonneville Shoreline trails. Started last fall then halted during winter, work on the mural has now resumed and is expected to be completed in the coming days.

“The mural is meant to provide a bicycle-oriented perspective on the Salt Lake City landscape. Downtown bike lanes connect to trails along the river and in the foothills," explained Peterson, who is based locally. “This artwork is about our city’s amazing landscape and the growing bike infrastructure that spans it.”

"Bicycling in Salt Lake City has improved drastically, especially in the last five years,” according to Bike Utah’s Phil Sarnoff.

More people of all ages are riding, not only during the warmer months, but also throughout the winter.

“But,” he said, "Salt Lake City still has a long way to go if they want to see a significant jump in the number of people getting around by bicycle. Creating more protected and buffered bike lanes will help to improve safety and encourage more people to ride.”

The project was made possible through support and collaboration with Crank SLC owners Christian Clemens and Juliet Lalouel, Bike Utah and multimedia artist Patrick Clifford. The project also received support from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums’ Random Acts of Art grant program.