Salt Lake City seeks feedback on designs for a walking and bicycling trail connecting east and west Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City is developing options for a possible future extension of the 9 Line Trail to create a safe, comfortable and attractive walking and bicycling connection between east and west Salt Lake City. Although construction of the trail extension is not funded at this time, recommendations resulting from this study will inform future funding requests for construction.
What We Heard
Over the past year, public feedback has been gathered through surveys, meetings, open houses, and community events. This feedback informed the development of several design options, presented here for additional public review and comment. When funding is approved for construction, a final design process will include public input on detailed layouts.
Priorities we heard included:
- Extending a paved, multi-use path at sidewalk level, separated from the street
- Planting native vegetation, trees and low-water landscaping
- Improving safety at intersections for people walking and bicycling
- Installing amenities such as benches, bike racks and high-quality, iconic wayfinding signage
(All goals are from adopted master plans, including: the West Side Master Plan, the 9 Line Corridor Master Plan, the East Bench Master Plan, the Downtown Community Master Plan, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, and the Open Space Master Plan).
What Has Been Done
The concept of an east-west trail connection from Emigration Canyon to the Surplus Canal dates back to the 1992 Open Space Master Plan. More recent planning efforts explored, incorporated, and built upon this concept. These studies and plans include:
- Westside Master Plan (2014)
- 9 Line Corridor Master Plan (2015)
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (2015)
- Central Ninth Vision Plan (2015)
- Downtown Community Master Plan (forthcoming)
- East Bench Master Plan (forthcoming).
Together, these Plans established a clear vision and set of goals for the Trail, as seen below.
The 9-Line Corridor will be an attractive, safe, and inclusive walking and bicycling connection between east and west Salt Lake City, linking neighborhoods, business districts, and cultural destinations.
- Improve conditions for walking, bicycling and access to transit for all ages and abilities
- Expand open space and recreational opportunities
- Support economic development and local businesses
- Connect destinations and neighborhoods across Salt Lake city
- Establish and strengthen neighborhood identity
- Create a sustainable corridor in terms of both maintenance and environmental benefits
The 9 Line Trail Extension Study seeks to translate this vision and these goals into detailed trail designs that can be funded and built.
This survey asks a series of questions about a preferred design for the Trail. Click the blue 'survey' button below to begin.