On Friday, June 29 at 7:30 a.m., elected officials and residents brought their bikes to the southern end of the city for a ribbon cutting. They were celebrating the first bike lanes ever to be striped in Taylorsville!
The bike lanes start and end at 6600 South and 4100 South along 2700 West.
Members of the LARP (Leisure Activities Recreation and Parks) committee and the Healthy Taylorsville Committee were there to support the bike ride. They were part of the driving force to get the bike lanes completed.
Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City joined Taylorsville Mayor Russ Wall for the ride.
Here are some elected officials from Salt Lake City and Taylorsville -
Carlton Christensen, Dama Barbour, Mayor Becker, Mayor Wall, Ernest Burgess and Kristie Overson.
ChamberWest, Taylorsville's Chamber of Commerce had members there to help with the ribbon cutting. Costco was kind enough to provide water bottles and refreshments at the end of the ride.
Mayor Wall proudly and jokingly announced that he wanted to name the bike lane, "The Fazzini Expressway," after Taylorsville resident Dan Fazzini, Jr. helped urge the city to become more bike friendly. (Special thanks to Dan for letting us use his photos for this post.)
Wall hopes that West Jordan will continue the bike lanes down 2700 West to the south of the city, and that West Valley City will continue them to the north of the city.