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    Posted July 23, 2014 by
    daveindesmoi
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    Ogden, Utah
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Convince us your city is healthy!

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    Bike Friendly Utah

     
    Salt Lake City region has a healthy friendly system to keep people fit.
    First, there are bikes to rent within the city limits.
    Salt Lake County bike share program grows
    http://www.kutv.com/news/features/local/stories/vid_7139.shtml
    Second, you may take the train with your bike to Salt Lake City from as far away as Provo and Ogden (40 miles).
    A View from UTA's FrontRunner Inside the Bike Friendly Car
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5sW2MjdwYQ
    Third, there are bike repair/air pump stations all throughout towns
    http://i.imgur.com/0tWa4.jp
    Fourth, create safer streets designs for bikes to ride on.
    http://www.bikeslc.com/What'sNew/300EastCycleTrack.html
    Fifth, there are transportation from outer towns, via the frontrunner, to the university that are bike friendly
    http://phys.org/news/2014-07-rail-auto-gasoline-co2-emissions.html
    Studies have shown the best way to manage weight is to exercise outdoors. This system of bike friendly mass transit helps people stay fit.
    http://www.healthyamericans.org/report/98/obseityratesbystate
    Plus since most college students may not be able to afford a car, they can use this transportation system to get around.
    Since good health affects health insurance costs, health insurance companies and hospital chains could fund these endeavors to better our bike system. In return, they could get advertisements on these bikes and trails to help pay for these projects.
    This I-Report are ideas for other cities to consider to get people fit.

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