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“Stay Safe, Stay Active” streets initiative in Salt Lake City

May 20, 2020 by Ryan Wallace
Local, Planning News, Policy/Legislative, Transportation, Urban Planning


In response to COVID-19, and a desire by residents to responsibly walk and bike in their neighborhood while keeping a safe distance, Salt Lake City created the “Stay Safe, Stay Active” streets initiative. After conducting a survey which garnered over 6,000 responses in one week, the first street was “opened” for walking and biking. Other streets around the City have since been converted to places that allow local traffic only, and where those driving are encouraged to slow down and drive extra carefully.

Find out more on the Salt Lake City Transportation Division project webpage here.

*This post was written by Jonathan Larsen, Salt Lake City Director of Transportation. 

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