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(KSL News) Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson is trying to get people out of their cars and using their legs.
Today, the Mayor unveiled new initiatives for those on bikes and sidewalks. The plans include installing new bike racks downtown and adding lane symbols and signals to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety.
The Salt Lake City Transportation Division has already created 15 miles of bike lanes and hopes the new initiatives will help create a safer environment for all travelers. "We want to make the city much more multi-mobile, so we're focusing a lot on pedestrian and bicycling improvements, as well as transportation improvements, in addition to having multiple facilities for motor vehicles," says Salt Lake City Transportation Division Director Tim Harpst.
The mayor's new plan also includes teaming up with the Youth City Summer Employment Program to paint and add to existing bike racks.