A plan to cover Salt Lake City with bicycle paths by the year 2000 has won city Planning Commission approval.

But the commission approved only the plan's concept Thursday, not its details. Some commissioners were concerned about a suggestion in the plan that the city require developers to include shower facilities in every commercial building larger than 10,000 square feet.The showers would allow employees who commute to work on bicycles to freshen up before starting the work day.

The plan now goes to the City Council, which has scheduled a public hearing Oct. 13 at 6:20 p.m. in Room 315 of Salt Lake City Hall, 451 S. State.

The plan would expand the city's current 25 miles of bike routes to 100 miles. Forty miles would be on paths built exclusively for bikes and pedestrians. Commuters would be able to go anywhere within city limits on bicycle paths.

Mayor Deedee Corradini has pledged $60,000 per year over the next five years toward building paths. But the plan will cost $5 million, not including the cost of land. City officials hope others will contribute.