Major Active Transportation Investment - Trails and Bikeways
Active transportation is occupying a more useful and attractive space in our transportation system. Leaders and residents throughout Utah have embraced active transportation as integral to improving air quality, reducing congestion, lowering travel costs, and improving health and the quality of life for individuals and communities. While great strides have been made to improve access and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, we must accelerate our efforts to build out the planned system.
Active Transportation has great potential to serve not only those desiring a more active lifestyle, but also those who cannot drive or do not have access to a vehicle; in particular the young, the elderly, and lower-income residents whose transportation costs are quite high in relation to income.
Tighter, more effective integration of active transportation with transit and roadways creates a balanced and more effective transportation system for all residents.