Transportation - 900 West Complete Streets Striping Design - North Temple to 1000 North

Salt Lake City’s Complete Streets Ordinance directs the city’s Transportation Division to design roadways that improve safety for all roadway users:

“All city owned transportation facilities in the public right of way on which bicyclists and pedestrians are permitted by law…, shall be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained so that users, including people with disabilities, can travel safely and independently.”

In the Energy Conservation section of the 1992 Northwest/Jordan River Master Plan (page 8), “Developing facilities to encourage bicycling and walking”, was listed as a community energy saving development policy that would benefit residents of the Northwest Community. One of the action Items of the 2004 SLC Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan is to “Integrate the consideration of City Bikeways into all planning, design, construction and maintenance activities of the Departments of Public Services and Community Development” (Action Item 4 of Objective 2-1).

As directed by the above ordinance and master plans and in conjunction with roadwork currently underway on 900 West, a new striping design was developed for the roadway between North Temple and 1000 North.  The new design converts the roadway from four travel lanes (two in each direction) to three lanes (one in each direction with a continuous center turn lane). This new design will better accommodate all roadway users in a safer manner (on average, 29% fewer overall accidents) and can handle the traffic volumes without diverting vehicles to adjacent streets.

Before & After 900 West

The “AFTER” image above depicts how the new design will appear after it’s installed.
Please let us know if you have questions about the new striping design by calling 801-535-7130.
Project Update:  The new striping on this roadway was completed the week of June 23rd.