Salt Lake City

City Seeking Public Input on Proposed New Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plan

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 2, 2014
Contact: Art Raymond
801-547-2659



City Seeking Public Input on Proposed New Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plan

 

 

 

 

 

SALT LAKE CITY – Mayor Ralph Becker and the Salt Lake City Transportation Division invite residents to provide input on the draft Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan.  The draft plan, developed over the past two years with input from thousands of residents and stakeholders, is available for review online at www.walkbikeslc.com. A hard copy is also available for review at the Salt Lake City Transportation Division during regular business hours at 349 South 200 East, Suite 150, (801) 535-6630.

 

Walking and bicycling are essential components of Salt Lake City’s transportation network, and the plan creates a 20-year vision and action plan for facilities and programs.  The plan also includes a comprehensive look at the City’s urban trail network, which forms the backbone of the City’s walking and biking facilities. Residents are encouraged to provide input via Open City Hall at http://www.slcgov.com/opencityhall. The review period is open until Wednesday, December 17.

“This Draft Plan responds to the overwhelming feedback from our residents, who want safe and attractive places to walk, ride bicycles and to connect to transit," said Salt Lake City Transportation Director Robin Hutcheson.  "The Plan will guide our actions to improve the active transportation network, and to make it accessible for people of all ages and abilities in all neighborhoods.  We encourage feedback from our residents so we can continue to customize the plan to better meet their needs."

 

Once the review period is complete, the draft plan will enter the City’s formal review and approval process with City Council considering adoption in early 2015.