In this episode, John connects with Austin Taylor, Executive Director of BikeWalk Provo for a discussion about the status of active mobility in this Utah college-town.

Cities with sizable universities tend to have higher rates of people walking and biking than the typical city without a campus and Provo, Utah, which is home to the main campus of BYU is no exception, but they still have a lot of work ahead of them.
Photos below of Park City trail from the Active Towns Archives

Show Notes:

Austin Taylor is one very busy guy. He works as a Transportation Planner focussing on Active Transportation and Transportation Demand Management, also known as TDM for the Park City Municipal Corporate in Park City, Utah and he’s the recently appointed volunteer Executive  Director of the non-profit BikeWalk Provo. In addition, he also serves as a board member for the Utah Chapter of CNUThe Congress for the New Urbanism.

In this episode, John and Austin discuss the current status of walking and biking in Provo as well as the progress the city has made and how the community is rallying to address their street safety challenges and concerns.

Additional Helpful Links:

The Bike Collective

The Bike LeagueBicycle Friendly America Program (BFA)

Article in The Herald about Silver Status in the BFA Program

Urban Arrow Family Cargo-bikes

Motherload – the movie

The Urban Grid of SLC – “the most striking thing about Salt Lake’s grid is the scale. Blocks are 660 feet on each side. That means walking the length of two football fields from one intersection to the next. By comparison, nine Portland, Oregon city blocks can fit inside one Salt Lake block.”

Park City Bike Share

Show Credits:

Audio Production by Active Towns

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Music: Various Logic Pro X mixes by John