Prior to the completion of Interstate 80, the North Temple corridor was the primary route to the Salt Lake International Airport. After I‐80 was completed, traffic was able to bypass North Temple in favor of the highway. Today, the street serves as the major surface street connecting Downtown to the neighborhoods and businesses in the Northwest Community.
The neighborhoods around the 800 West Station are the only neighborhoods that have frontage on North Temple. The other areas have developed as a mix of industrial, office, institutional and commercial uses, primarily accessed by private automobile. As a result, west of 1000 West there are few cross streets, bike lanes and sidewalks, which were secondary to the auto‐oriented nature of the corridor.
With the addition of the Airport Light Rail Line, North Temple Boulevard serves a role in the community, City and region. North Temple has become a major piece of the regions mass transit system, connecting the entire system to the airport and strengthening Downtown as the center of the transportation system.
North Temple Corridor Master Plan