Thousands of runners will storm through Provo this Saturday, May 7 for the Provo City Half Marathon. We want them to be safe so some driving pattern adjustments will need to be made on that day. Between 7:00 am and approximately 1:00 pm the outside southbound lane of University Avenue will be closed between the mouth of the Canyon and 200 North University Avenue. The downtown area between 200 North to 300 South and 100 West to 100 East will be closed for the finish line area until approximately 1:00 pm.
Motorists should expect significant delays crossing University Avenue and in our Downtown area between 7:00 am until approximately 1:00 pm. If you need to get across University Avenue, please do so on 300 South.
If you have been looking for a good reason to park your car and take your bike to work – this is it. Provo businesses will host stations located throughout the city and hand out free breakfast, drinks, and other treats to people who arrive by bike from 7:30 – 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 10. Pick up some breakfast and coffee, get to know your fellow commuters, have your bike looked at by a pro mechanic, connect with the Provo Bike Committee and other community volunteers. It’s part celebration, part encouragement, part public display of solidarity, and 100% fun and family friendly.
When days are long – ride for fun, to work, any time you can! Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Provo was eligible to participate in the Provo Bike Challenge. This event is an easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues, and the Provo community to ride more. Participants are asked to record their daily/weekly miles ridden and points will be awarded throughout the challenge. Participate for a chance to win weekly prizes and giveaways. Those who finished at the top of their category (Organization, Female & Male) will be awarded at the end of the challenge and honored during Provo City’s Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 21. The top competitors will receive a Provo Bike Challenge 2016 trophy.
Yep, it is that time of year again — to de-clutter and tackle a little early spring maintenance. Below are a few resources for you, to help make your spring cleaning a little easier! Dispose of trash, yard waste, and metals free of charge using dumpsters located throughout the city, March 28 – May 7, Mon-Fri, 8AM – 6PM and Sat 8AM – 3PM (dumpsters at the compost yard are open on Sat until 6PM). Please separate the yard waste and metals from the trash and put them in the appropriate dumpsters. The dumpsters will be closed nightly, and it is unlawful to leave items on the ground.
We have launched a new Mass Notification service! You can now get alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Provo City’s Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, law enforcement activity, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You can sign up for different subscription alerts in multiple cities. When you sign up, you will be prompted to sign up for Alert Subscriptions if you wish. This is optional, and you can manage your subscriptions at any time.
Downtown Provo has come out with an updated dining guide highlighting over 50 independently owned restaurants. Renowned for its diverse offerings and unique eateries, Downtown Provo welcomes you to take a look inside and find something that will hit the spot just right. Click here for a map of the downtown restaurants, brought to you by the Downtown Restaurant Association and pick up a pocket-sized version of your own at a downtown shop, or at the City Center customer service desk (351 W & Center St.).
Don’t forget to put out your blue recycling cans on the same day as your regular garbage pickup! Starting this week, we as a city utility have taken over managing and providing recycling services on a weekly basis instead of bi-weekly. Provo’s fantastic weekly curbside recycling program is for those who want to have the convenience of simply dropping recyclables into their blue can and rolling it out to the curb.
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