A few weeks ago my editor at the Tribune mentioned that Salt Lake City recently installed a protected bike lane to the right of the street parking. I was surprised; during a recent trip to Vancouver I loved riding in protected bike lanes, but I had no idea we had some along the Wasatch Front. I immediately decided to go check it out.
The bike lane is located on 300 East. It only spans a few blocks — so, probably not enough to actually get many cyclists choosing that route over others — but it’s still a great step in the right direction. Here’s what it looks like:
The bike lane was the result of a grant Salt Lake City received REI. You can read more about it in this article from the Salt Lake Tribune.