Bicyclists from Ogden and Provo meet on the Jordan River Bridge, part of the Golden Spoke network, in Salt Lake City. Drone image courtesy of Eric Mayer.
Follow Up: Golden Spoke Rides and Event

It was a beautiful day for a bike ride! Thank you to the hundreds of elected officials and participants, from across the great State of Utah, who bicycled from Ogden and Provo, and communities in between, to Salt Lake City, and celebrated the completion of the Golden Spoke network!

On Saturday, June 2, Governor Gary R. Herbert, along with Mayor Jeff Silvestrini, Millcreek; Mayor Mike Caldwell, Ogden City; Councilwoman Beth Holbrook, Bountiful City; and Commissioner Bret Millburn, Davis County, officially recognized the completion of the Golden Spoke network at a community celebration event, presented by Intermountain Live Well and SelectHealth. The Golden Spoke network offers over 100 miles of safe, connected, paved trails from Ogden to Provo, becoming the longest continuous, multi-use urban trail network this side of the Mississippi, and cementing Utah as a national leader in outdoor recreation and active transportation.

Utah will continue to prioritize active transportation by improving and building new systems throughout the state. Though the Golden Spoke network is now open, it hasn’t finished evolving. Federal, state, and local leaders have committed over $200 million in funding over the next five years toward expanding and enhancing Utah's active transportation networks.
Join the WFRC Team!

The Golden Spoke "is just the beginning," Governor Gary R. Herbert said at the recent Golden Spoke Event . "We have another 900 to 1,000 miles yet to add, which we'll do over the next 10 years. " In an effort to make this statement a reality, the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) is hiring a new  active transportation planner!

The enthusiastic support received during the Golden Spoke Rides and Event prompted WFRC to extend the application deadline for the active transportation (AT) planner position to noon on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

As an integral part of WFRC's long-range planning group, this position will be responsible for short- and long-range planning, development, coordination, and assisting in the implementation of AT projects. In an effort to promote interest and investment in AT, this position will strengthen partnerships with local jurisdictions, regional partners, community-based organizations, and the private sector. The AT planner will also perform a variety of professional and technical duties to assist in the development and maintenance of long-range regional transportation plans and programs.

To learn more about this employment opportunity, please view the job announcement. Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted to Ned Hacker by the aforementioned deadline.