Join us for our June webinar to hear directly from subject-matter experts, local community leaders, and advocates regarding how they worked together to build the most extensive trail system west of the Mississippi River. Utah’s Golden Spoke, as well as proposed additions to the U.S. Bike Routes, offers hundreds of miles of urban and rural biking facilities.
Utah is a national leader in planning and implementing active, healthy and connected communities. The Golden Spoke is an extensive regional trail system spanning more than 106 miles through 34 cities from Ogden to Provo. This series of connected multi-use trails is the most extensive network in the western United States. The Golden Spoke represents decades of work by Utah’s transportation agencies, Wasatch Front communities, the Jordan River Parkway Commission, federal agencies, and many others.
To build on this important regional asset, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recently submitted applications to designate five new U.S. Bike Routes across the state. These routes would provide important interstate connections into Idaho and Arizona. These facilities act as an active transportation backbone, allowing visitors a unique way to travel safely across Utah’s beautiful and diverse landscape. If approved, approximately 550.02 additional miles would be designated as U.S. Bike Routes.