Recently Salt Lake County announced the building of 87 new miles of bike lanes throughout the valley. County Mayor Ben McAdams and the county council generously support new bicycle infrastructure with $814,000.
Eight cities applied for this new county money. West Valley City chose to not submit an application. The result is that cities such as Sandy and Holladay will benefit with safer roads.
West Valley and Mayor Ron Bigelow seem unable or unwilling to support safe cycling routes to schools and public transportation as well as cutting air pollution. For decades West Valley has been unwilling to add needed bike lanes to available streets because of limited funds. When funds recently became available, our city has failed to deliver necessary alternate transportation to its citizens.
Thomas J. Jackson
West Valley City
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