Aug 2, 2023 - Things to Do

Reviewed: A cruise down Salt Lake City's new and improved 300 West

300 West in Salt Lake City. Photo: Kim Bojórquez/Axios

I went for a joy ride to test the new bike path on 300 West, home to local businesses and big-box retailers.

Driving the news: The roadway reconstruction project, spanning from 900 South to 2100 South, wrapped up last week after long delays and supply shortages.

  • Some of the new features include bike lanes, improved sidewalks and freshly planted trees.

Here's the good and the bad:

The good

Wide bike lanes

  • The painted lanes had plenty of room to move within. I felt safe riding my bike on the path that sits between the sidewalk and new trees.
  • Yes, but: Bikers should proceed with caution and look out for cars entering or leaving businesses and parking lots.
Signage on 300 West. Photo: Kim Bojórquez/Axios

Directional signs

  • The signage to landmarks, such as the 9 Line Trail and Pioneer Park, provide useful directions while my phone is tucked in my backpack.

The bad

Partially closed sidewalk. Photo: Kim Bojórquez/Axios


  • A construction project spilled onto the street, obstructing nearly half a bike lane.
A truck parked on the bike lanes. Photo: Kim Bojórquez/Axios


  • Orange cones and what appeared to be a utility vehicle blocked some sections of the bike lane.

The bottom line: Overall, I had a pleasant experience riding up and down the street, and I didn't encounter close calls with other cars.

  • I plan to take this bikeway next time I head to T.F. Brewery or Target.

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