Utah Bicycle Commuter Resources
With bicycle commuting on the rise, it’s more important than ever for cyclists to understand the laws surrounding cycling, safety tips, safe routes, insurance, and more. We created this page as a central location for all of this information to assist commuting cyclists, new and experienced, young and old alike.
If you know of a resource we’ve missed, please contact us and let us know.
Utah Bicycle Commuting Statistics
As part of our effort to reach out to motorists, government officials, and other interested parties, we created the Utah Bicycle Commuting Statistics infographic to illustrate the growth and breadth of the commuter cycling community in Utah. In the period between the 2000 and 2010 United States Census, bicycle commuting grew at a national average of 47%, with cycling in Salt Lake County alone nearly doubling its number of cyclist commuters.
Utah Transit Authority’s TRAX and FrontRunner, in addition to existing bus lines, have greatly enhanced the ability of cyclists to commute greater distances which are frequently required for the average Utah commuter. UTA has a fantastic page with information for commuting cyclists, including lockers available at TRAX stations (only $30 deposit and $70 per year).
Many employers have started to embrace cycling commuters, installing bicycle “parking” areas for lockup, or even space for cyclists to keep bicycles inside their buildings. Bicycle Friendly America recognized 8 Utah employers in 2010 for being bicycle-friendly employers.
The Utah Department of Transportation has created a Utah Bicycle Commuter Guide for cyclists, covering everything from laws and safety, to making your workplace more bicycle friendly.
In addition to their fantastic BikeSLC.com website, the Salt Lake City government also has a commuter map and guide to commuting in Salt Lake City.
Other Community Cycling Resources
The University of Utah has a ‘silver’ rating from Bicycle Friendly America for bicycle friendliness, and is the only university or college in Utah to receive a designation from BFA. The U of U has a well documented resource section on their website for commuter cyclists. Whether you work or go to school at or near the Salt Lake City campus, this guide is important for understanding the ins and outs of the University of Utah.
Cycling Utah has a list of additional (and some similar) links to commuter resources on their website.
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