Bicycle Advisory Committee
Salt Lake County (SLCo) relies on interested and motivated citizens to volunteer on the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee (SLCBAC) in order to promote a greater understanding and better working relationship between bicycling advocates and County government. SLCBAC is an official Salt Lake County Board which means board members are appointed through a process that involves an application, interview, and approval by the Salt Lake County Mayor and County Council.
SLCBAC meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month and are always open to the public. We encourage anyone interested in bicycle-related matters and advocacy to attend.
Time and location: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State Street, Room 1010 of the South Building.
The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee is directly partnered with the County Bicycle Ambassadors Program. For more information, visit: SLCO Bicycle Ambassador Program - Active Transportation - Salt Lake County.
To become [advocate] a premiere bicycling community for recreation and practical transportation.
Our vision will be achieved by integrating bicycling into lifestyles, the local economy, and infrastructure, through advocacy and promotion of facilities and resources throughout the county as well as addressing the economic, political and community impacts. Safety and education will always be emphasized in planning for the implementation of county infrastructure.
The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee has two general purposes:
- Offer input and advice on all SLCo projects that relate to bicycles
- Initiate educate and outreach efforts to improve bicycling safety throughout Salt Lake County
SLCBAC was originally founded in 2001 as a Salt Lake County Advisory Board. In this advisory capacity, members reviewed SLCo bicycle-related projects, including street signage and lane striping, and hosted events such as the Josie Johnson Memorial Bicycle Ride.
In 2009 Mayor Corroon directed his staff to re-structure SLCBAC so it would once again be a vibrant, productive committee. Several open houses were hosted from September-November 2009 to collect feedback from community members and SLCo employees alike.