SLC Bike Trails Expand

By Amy Brunvand

Crisp fall weather makes this a great time to get out and explore some new additions to Salt Lake City’s non-motorized trail system.

A new segment of Parley’s Trail opened in October, linking Tanner Park to 1700 East along the I-80 freeway corridor. With this new segment in place, the trail extends east/west along the S-Line and through Sugar House Park to connect the Jordan River Trail and the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

A long-planned Sego Lily Plaza artwork is under construction in Sugar House Park near the 1300 East underpass. The giant sego lily, designed by artist Patricia Johanson, is a sculpture designed for flood control to direct runoff under 1300 East and into Parley’s Creek. (Due to this construction, the bike underpass tunnel is currently closed, blocking access to Sugar House Park.)

At 200 South and North Temple, Salt Lake City is constructing a bridge over the railroad tracks in order to connect segments of the 45-mile Jordan River Trail that runs from Utah Lake to Great Salt Lake marshes.

Parley’s Trail: parleystrail.org; Jordan River Trail: jordanrivercommission.com/thetrail/; Bonneville Shoreline Trail: bonnevilleshorelinetrail.org/

This article was originally published on November 3, 2017.