Salt Lake City seeks input on bicycle/pedestrian plan

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  • Clip the man SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 11, 2013 7:43 a.m.

    You shouldn't really say the bicyclists don't pay taxes for the roads they use. Most money for roads in the city comes from property taxes. Unless bicylists don't own any property (or pay rent which is partially used to pay property taxes), then bicyclists DO indeed pay for the roads they are using. Unlike the automobile drivers, they do not constantly pollute the air as they drive around. That saves all of us money on medical care.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2013 11:48 a.m.

    Keep this in mind. Bicyclists do not pay for the road they are using, each time they ride their bike.

    The cost to maintain and sweep the road (aka bike path) is an unreasonable hardship and burden to those who have to drive.

    Bicyclists also need to start obeying the law and the police need to enforce the law on bicyclists.

    The city needs to do a better job in enforcing existing laws of picking up after your animal. Currently the dog loving population cannot seem to be responsbile enough to clean up the feces after their animal. Instead they opt to leave the deposit on the sidewalk or lawn of the residents and toss their litter next to it.

    I wish the city would start putting some effort in beautifying the city, by helping those who feel they are the exception to the rule, to understand that they're not.

    Instead they're focused on how to spend money that we don't have, on projects that aren't needed, adding to the congestion of the city.

    To be fair, I do see some benefits from the program. But, until the city can dramatically decrease the amountofjunkthatendsupinouryard

  • CRB Woods Cross, UT
    April 9, 2013 12:04 p.m.

    I hope this is successful. Two things to remember. If you are going to put in bike paths you must keep them clear of debris so the bike riders can use them. Otherwise you force them back out into the streets. This means budgeting so that the paths can be swept at least weekly.

    Second, no bike paths to nowhere. There is nothing more dangerous than a bike path that suddenly ends dumping you ontot he street amidst traffic. Such unexpected merges are more dangerous than not having a bike path at all.