Skip to content

Posts tagged ‘public’

City Invites Residents to Discuss Future Improvements to Foothill Drive

Salt Lake City’s Transportation Division, along with several partner organizations, invite residents and area stakeholders to meet and discuss the future of the Foothill Drive corridor at an open house to be held Thursday, March 31, at 5 pm located at Hillside Middle School, 1825 Nevada Street in Salt Lake City.

The open house marks the beginning of Foothill Drive Implementation Strategy, which will identify short term and long-term priorities to address traffic congestion, improve neighborhood connections, enhance safety, and provide transportation options.

Foothill Drive has long served as a vital urban thoroughfare linking I-80, I-215, and Parley’s Way at the City’s Southeastern border to the Foothill Cultural District and the University of Utah, and eventually Downtown via 500/400 South.

The street also serves as a neighbor commercial corridor and regular users have expressed interest in enhancing the safety, efficiency and aesthetics of the corridor for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and transit riders.

To learn more about the project and to share your ideas, visit the project website at www.foothilldrive.org, email the project team at foothilldriveslc@gmail.com, join us at the upcoming open house or call the project hotline at 801-535-7130 to provide comment.

 

Who: Salt Lake City Transportation Division, University of Utah, Utah Department of Transportation, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Salt Lake County, Utah Transit Authority

Where:
Hillside Middle School
1825 Nevada Street
Salt Lake City, Utah

When: Thursday, March 31st from 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

 

People with disabilities who would like to request reasonable accommodation to attend this event should provide 48 hours advance notice. Accommodations may include alternate formats, interpreters, and other auxiliary aids. For questions or additional information, please contact Christine Passey, Coordinator for Disability Rights/Special Projects, at christine.passey@slcgov.com, 801-535-7110, or TDD 801-535-6021.

Online reservations for Salt Lake City park pavilions begins February 1

030

The Salt Lake City Parks & Public Lands Division will begin taking 2016 online park pavilion reservations on Monday, February 1, 2016 beginning at 8 a.m. at: www.slcgov.com/cityparks-reservations

Telephone reservations can be made starting Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. by calling 801-972-7860. Walk-in reservations can also be made at the Parks & Public Lands Division Building, 1965 West 500 South. Phone and walk-in reservations can be made Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through October 7.

Online reservations start two weeks before phone and walk-in as a convenience and are highly encouraged. The online process saves wait time in long lines, particularly for reserving the city’s more popular pavilions such as Liberty, Sunnyside, and Washington parks.

Park pavilions available for reservation are in Fairmont, Jordan, Liberty, Lindsey Gardens, Poplar Grove, Riverside, Sherwood, Sunnyside, Washington and Westpointe parks. Pavilions are available from April 11 through October 9. All reservations must be paid for at time of transaction by debit or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). Costs range from $44 to $55, with the lower reflected reservation prices for Salt Lake City residents. The exception is Washington Park in Parley’s Canyon, which is available for half-days from $82 to $110.

Residents can get even more from their park experience by renting recreation kits through the Parks & Public Lands Division. A kit includes two softballs, two baseball bats, a volleyball and volleyball net, a set of horseshoes, a football and a soccer ball. Kits can be picked up the day before or day of the pavilion reservation for $11 each. Kits are available only to those who have reserved pavilions and must be returned to Parks & Public Lands on the first business day after the reservation.

Questions? Call Parks & Public Lands Division before February 1 at (801) 972-7800.

The Future of the Downtown Streetcar

Planning is underway to bring the streetcar back to downtown Salt Lake City, and you can help decide where it should go!

Join Salt Lake City for a public open house at Harmon’s City Creek on March 13th from 5-7 p.m. Take a peek at the map below to view the proposed streetcar routes.

This is a great opportunity to weigh in on the future of the streetcar in SLC. Don’t miss it!
DowntownStreetcar Poster

SLC Proposes Discount UTA Pass Program

DSC_0106

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker gathered with community leaders late last week to unveil a new proposed program geared towards clearing the air. The program would offer discounted UTA passes to Salt Lake City residents for just $30 a month — a 63% discount!

We all know that vehicle emissions are a key factor in the poor air quality that plagues our valley during the winter months. The good news is that getting people out of their cars and on to public transportation can go a long way to help reduce emissions and clear the air. This exciting program – the first of its kind in Utah – could make it possible for most city residents to have a UTA pass in their pocket!

Here are the details on the proposed program.

Purpose: Offer an annual transit pass to Salt Lake City residents to incentivize transit use and make riding transit more affordable.

Basic Structure: Salt Lake City residents will be eligible to purchase a one year transit pass for $360. The passes will be available for purchase from Salt Lake City upon providing proof of residency. Residents may pay all at once, or pay in 12 installments of $30 via a monthly bill.

The pass will be issued with the resident’s photo on it, and is non-transferable. There is no limit per household. The pass will be good on local and express bus, TRAX, and FrontRunner. Ski bus, Park City Connect and paratransit services will be excluded from the pass.

The program is a unique partnership between UTA and Salt Lake City. While modeled after other bulk pass programs offered by UTA for employees of eligible organizations, it’s the first pass of its kind to be designed for residents.

Benefits: In just 12 local trips per month (6 round-trips), residents who opt in to the pass will have broken even on their investment. Having a ‘pass in pocket’, residents are more likely to use transit.

Timeframe: The program will launch in early 2014. This pass is being implemented as a one-year pilot program. If successful, UTA and SLC may choose to continue the program. The program will be refined as needed and made available to other communities.

Basis: UTA completed a random sample telephone survey to assess interest in purchasing this pass. Based on results of the survey, up to 6,000 passes could be sold.

Media Coverage:

Next Steps: To make this program a reality, work to be completed over the next few months includes:

  • Funding allocated from Salt Lake City Council (Pending decision)
  • Set join goals between UTA/SLC to define goals and positive outcomes
  • Set up administrative systems
  • Determine tracking mechanisms
  • Marketing  and public information
  • Materials preparation (passes, etc..)
  • Back-office functions for both UTA and SLC accounting procedures

Downtown Streetcar Open House

DowntownStreetcarOpenHouse-Sept12

 

Streetcars are returning to Salt Lake City!

With the Sugar House Streetcar (now called the S-Line) opening on December 8, Salt Lake City is exploring a vision for streetcars in the downtown core.

A public open house has been scheduled to share ideas and educate residents on the current proposed streetcar routes.

Downtown Streetcar Public Open House
Thursday, September 12 from 5-7 p.m.
Harmons City Creek (135 E 100 S) – Second floor

Learn more about the visioning project.

Wasatch Watershed: Snowflakes to Your Tap

mountainstream

60% of the water used by residents of Salt Lake City and the Valley’s east bench comes from canyons in the Wasatch Mountains. The Utah Chapter of the Green Building Council is hosting what promises to be a fascinating exploration into the successes and challenges of protecting Salt Lake City’s water.

The Wasatch Front Watershed: Snowflakes to Your Tap
Thursday, September 26 from 4-6 p.m.
Salt Lake City Public Library
Register online or pay at the door.
Questions: programs@usgbcutah.org

In the 1950’s, access to City Creek Canyon, a source of Salt Lake City’s drinking water, was closed to public use for over 10 years due to bacterial contamination, public health concerns and damage to the City Creek Watershed. Lessons learned from this event and the ensuing restoration of City Creek Canyon, as well as other water sources across the nation have informed Salt Lake City’s watershed protection policies for the last several decades.

Join Laura Briefer, Water Resources Manager, for the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities to learn about Salt Lake City’s role, perspectives, successes, and challenges in protecting the main sources of Salt Lake City’s water supplies in the Central Wasatch Mountains – including recent scientific research and other work regarding climate change impacts on Salt Lake City’s water supply.

The Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (SLCDPU) is a municipal water supplier responsible for the provision of drinking water to over 300,000 people in the Salt Lake Valley. Laura manages SLCDPU’s Water Resources Division, which includes watershed management, water conservation, hydrology, water rights, and land preservation functions.

Say Hello to the New Public Safety Building

Today Salt Lake City opened the new Public Safety Building. The state-of-the-art facility will be Net Zero for energy use, meaning that it will produce as much energy as it uses. Cutting edge energy efficiency strategies and the use of solar power make Net Zero possible for a building that traditionally has high energy demands.

20130719-144519.jpg

20130719-144530.jpg

20130719-144537.jpg

20130719-144546.jpg

20130719-144555.jpg

20130719-144601.jpg