Parley’s Way (2300 E to I-80)
Surface Treatment, Enhanced Crosswalks, and Painted Buffered Bike Lanes
Survey results published and resurfacing (chip seal) has begun!
This project will implement some recommendations from the Parley’s Way Corridor Plan and follow the City’s Complete Streets Ordinance. Street resurfacing (chip seal) will help prolong the life of the street. Median islands and enhanced crosswalks at the Wyoming Street & Stringham Avenue intersections will improve safety and walkability. Other design changes include right-sizing all four lanes and repurposing the little existing on-street parking in order to paint buffered bike lanes.
Community input about the street
In spring 2020, Salt Lake City gathered community input in considering options for possible changes to the striping design of this street. We asked for your fresh input, to combine with the past input.
There will be changes including right-sizing all four lanes and repurposing the little existing on-street parking in order to paint buffered bike lanes. As we did our technical analysis, we wanted to understand better how the community uses the street, and locations of potential concerns.
Common themes in the survey responses:
- People like the easy connection to the freeway, that it’s plowed well, that there’s no traffic/it’s easy to drive on, and the center turn lane
- People don’t like the poor pavement quality, traffic speeds, lack of safe bike lanes and connections to Parley’s Trail, lack of safe crosswalks, that it’s wide and not a visually attractive street, and gutter/drainage issues
- Regarding safety, 91% feel safe or very safe driving (or are neutral about safety) compared with 58% of people who feel safe walking and only 31% of people who feel safe bicycling
- People typically don’t feel safe at intersections like 2300 East, Wyoming, Stringham, and Wiltshire, reasons including:
- cars are driving too fast (speeding)
- lack of frequent and comfortable crosswalks
- crosswalks too long, exposed
- speed differential, especially bikes going uphill
Thank you to everyone who took the survey!
The Salt Lake City Streets Division has begun resurfacing Parley’s Way (chip seal). Once it can be painted, buffered bike lanes will be added to the roadside. All traffic lanes and turn lanes will remain. The eastbound outside or right turn lanes from Lynwood to Wiltshire will also be reconfigured to reduce conflict at and between nearby intersections, and solve some traffic issues that the neighborhood south of the Wiltshire Drive signal has been experiencing. Later this year, the Engineering Division will install new median islands, colored crosswalks, and crossing beacons (RRFBs) at Wyoming Street and Stringham Avenue.
These changes reflect the requests, recommendations, and values found in the 2017 Parley’s Way Corridor Plan and the early 2020 community survey results.
What is next?
To be added to the project email list for future input and design updates, please email ParleysWay@slcgov.com.
|Early Spring 2020||Project Announcement and community input.|
|Spring 2020||Draft conceptual design available for community input.|
|3-4 weeks before surface treatment||Notice of final design circulated along with information about what to expect on the 1-3 days when the surface treatment work will affect use of this street.|
|August 2020||Surface treatment and restriping (narrower travel lanes and added buffered bike lanes) by SLC Streets Division.|
|September-November 2020||New medians & crosswalks at Stringham and Wyoming intersections.|
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Funding Our Future
Increased pavement maintenance is one of the projects funded through the Salt Lake City Funding Our Future initiative.