Promoting Biking & Walking in Provo w/ Austin Taylor
College towns tend to have higher rates of people walking and biking than the typical city with no university and Provo, Utah, which is home to the main campus of BYU is no exception. In this episode, John checks in with the newly appointed Executive Director of BikeWalk Provo, Austin Taylor.
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 CNU - The 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 Active Towns Landing page for this Episode - for more photos and other fun stuff
The Bike Collective
The Bike League - Bicycle 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 System
Audio Production by Active Towns
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