Bike and bus lanesIn Utah, a booming region works to curb its reliance on the automobile. Using light rail, buses, and bikeways, Salt Lake City is changing its transportation infrastructure to accommodate alternative modes of transportation other than one’s car. Early development of wide roadways has allowed now for other alternative transportation development along existing corridors. The city’s bike budget, for example, in 2007 was $50,000 and has now grown to $2 million. To see Time Magazine’s story, please click here.

About the Author: Lauren Boitel

Lauren Boitel is the Executive Director of ImpactNV, a statewide sustainability NGO convener and coalition builder that drives systemic change around economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the Silver State. Lauren has 12 years of experience as a Sustainability Professional in Southern Nevada and teaches Sustainability & Entrepreneurship for the Lee Business School at UNLV.