Hinckley Institute

10.04.23 Do U Ride Electrified?

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

12 - 1 PM

Hinckley Institute of Politics,
260 South Central Campus Drive,
Room 2018,
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
United States


Forum offered online and in the Hinckley Institute caucus room - Room 2018, Gardner Commons.

The increase in e-bike sales and use has created challenges for government agencies to respond to the need for safe infrastructure, updated policies and public education. Come hear from transportation experts as they explore Utah’s long range transportation plans and proposed infrastructure improvements
in light of the changing landscape of e-mobility


  • Dusty Heyrend

    Dusty is a product specialist and bike mechanic who has worked in cycling and media since 2006.  He worked his way through many radio stations, bike shops, and other enterprises before finding his way to Magnum Bikes in 2020.  In his role as Dealer Support and Service Manager at Magnum Bikes, he has had a front row seat for the e-bike boom.  He’s a firm believer that there is a place in every household in America for an e-bike, or two!   Dusty has a BS in Communication and Theatre from Idaho State University.

  • Ann Groninger

    Ann began practicing law in 1995 and has been focused on cycling safety and representing individual cyclists since 2005. She is a member of Bike Law, a national network of attorneys who focus on advocating for individual bicyclists and their families, and work to make cycling safer. Ann has spent most of her career as a trial attorney in North Carolina and was licensed in Utah in 2021. She uses an e-bike in Park City for running errands and other trips as a car alternative.

  • Hugh Van Wagenen

    A Utah native, Hugh has BS and MPA degrees from Brigham Young University and is currently employed by the Wasatch Front Regional Council as the Active Transportation Planner. Previously he spent six years with Lindon City as the Planning & Economic Development Director. Three e-bikes are used in Hugh's household: an Urban Arrow Family cargo bike, a Tern GSD cargo bike, and a Specialized Como step-through. He is a member of the American Planning Association, Congress for the New Urbanism, and Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.


    Dave Itlis

    Dave Iltis is editor and publisher of Cycling West and Cycling Utah, a print and web publication that has served the western United States cycling community for 31 years. Through Cycling Utah, he is the leading voice for cycling in Salt Lake City and has advocated for better conditions for cyclists since 1991. Some of Cycling Utah's recent advocacy successes include getting Salt Lake City to adopt Vision Zero, shaping and helping to pass the I



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