I moved to Salt Lake City because of its assets: it offers incredible outdoor lifestyle opportunities, beauty in close proximity to the city, and excellent local restaurants, pubs and bars. I earn my living as a pedicabber (rickshaw bicycle rider), and in so doing, I am constantly exposed to the elements of nature. The extremely poor air quality in Salt Lake City, especially … [Read more...]
Inversion Alert! Never Trust Air You Can See – Update on Utah’s Red Air
Capitol Hill—Protesters are chanting the same mantra they have chanted for the past several years: “What do we want?” “Clean air!” “When do we want it?” “Now!” On a snow-bombed Saturday in January, a coalition of clean air advocates hosted the 4th Annual Clean Air, No Excuses rally at the State Capitol, where eight hundred protesters braved the cold to make their … [Read more...]
Sugar House S-Line — A cool bike path with a train to nowhere
On the new Sugar House S-Line, you can play the guitar, read palms and give Bible lessons while riding the trains, but you are not allowed to take photographs on the train or of the trains, according to an S-Line conductor. She said, “Watch out for the UTA police.” The S-Line runs about 15-20 MPH, and while the concept is still a new one for residents, it hasn’t yet met … [Read more...]
Investigation: Will UTA’s massive investment pay dividends with cleaner air?
Clean air has a cost? Will it pay off in the end? Conservative leaders are great champions of wide, efficient freeways. Wide freeways facilitate the suburbs and are a key facet to the “ownership society” of Americans with the proverbial three-bedroom house and white picket fence. Liberals are more often the champions of rail, mass transit and working to get people out of … [Read more...]