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Volunteers promote cycling, walking as alternatives to driving in SLC

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Posted at 4:54 PM, May 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-10 18:54:44-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A fresh coat of paint is being laid down at Sugarmont Plaza and volunteers were placing navigation signs in Sugar House as part of the launch of Salt Lake’s 2014 SmartTrips program Saturday.

The aim of the SmartTrips program is to get people to use public transportation, walk or cycyle around their neighborhood rather than hopping in the car for every trip.

The effort is a collaboration between the Salt Lake Division of Sustainability and Environment, Friends of the S-Line and Sugar House partners, according to a press release from event organizers.

Volunteers gathered to paint the plaza and place “Walk Sugar House” signs around the community. The signs highlight area attractions and list distances in walking time. The program provides resources like bike maps, UTA transit schedules and tools aimed at promoting cycling and walking as alternatives to driving.

Click here for more information about SmartTrips.