Active and Public Transportation Connectivity between North Temple TOD and Jordan Park River Trail
Ivis Garcia Zambrana, University of Utah
Christie Oostema , University of Utah
Students in the University of Utah’s Westside Studio researched and developed this project by studying the west side’s history and demographics, conducting surveys and focus groups with residents and performing on-site analyses of infrastructure and amenities. This report explores active transportation connections between the Jordan River Parkway Trail and the North Temple corridor on the west side of Salt Lake City, Utah. Its purpose is to evaluate sidewalks, trails and transit and to document their connections to neighborhood assets. This information is then used to diagnose issues and propose improvements that will strengthen those connections to better promote active transportation methods like walking and bicycling.
Focus group participants presented recommendations for potential improvements to North Temple (TOD transportation corridor) and the Jordan River Parkway Trail. For instance, many recommended having signage to direct people to, on, and from the trail: having markers to nearby streets, public transportation, and other amenities. We will be exploring with stakeholders how to implement a signage plan whose main goal is to connect the Trail to the North Temple business and transportation corridor.
- Project Type:
- Small Starts
- Project Status:
- End Date:
- May 31,2017
- UTC Grant Cycle:
- Natl Small Starts Round 2
- UTC Funding:
- University of Utah, University Neighborhood Partners
- Active and Public Transportation Connectivity between North Temple TOD and Jordan Park River Trail (PRESENTATION)
- Learn about community engaged leaning using Westside Studio as a case study (PRESENTATION)