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Tuesday was "Bike to Work Day," so Salt Lake County brought out its Bicycle Ambassadors to illustrate the ease of following bicycle-friendly routes from the eastern suburbs to downtown.

With the morning rush hour in full boom, county Mayor Ben McAdams. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and brightly clad members of the county's Bicycle Ambassador program gathered at The Draw at Sugar House, the tunnel beneath traffic-filled 1300 East, and began a human-powered commute that included stops at Whole Foods in Sugar House and Salt Lake City Hall.

The completion of that tunnel last year made it possible, McAdams said, for "bike commuters to have a safe convenient route from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail into Salt Lake City. Eventually, they'll be able to ride to the Jordan River Trail. It's all part of our effort to expand an active transportation system of routes throughout the Salt Lake Valley."