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Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and others bike to work during the annual Mayor’s Bike To Work Day in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined a throng of residents and employees Thursday to pedal to work as part of the annual Mayor's Bike to Work Day.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and others bike to work during the annual Mayor’s Bike To Work Day in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

The aim of the yearly ride is to promote clean air and healthy living while showing off investments made along the Jordan River Trail, including a $7 million, 120-foot bridge connecting the north and south sides of the trail between 200 South and North Temple.

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"Mayor's Bike to Work Day is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy a beautiful spring morning on two wheels,” Biskupski said. “There has been a renaissance along the Jordan River and this year’s ride will show all that has been accomplished and what we can continue to do with smart investments.”

This year's ride began at the Northwest Recreation Center and ran along the Jordan River Trail as well as the bridge completed in late 2017 near the Fisher Mansion and Carriage House.

Biskupski also promoted her budget proposal to use $1 million to restore the Carriage House to "anchor" the Jordan River bridge with a nature center, canoe-share program and a Greenbike station.