Project Background – Life on State Implementation Plan
The Life on State Implementation Plan is studying roadway realignments and development opportunities for the State Street corridor with the goal of making State Street a model for sustainable street design, urban design and planning for the region and Utah. It will build on the 2010 Life on State Vision that imagined State Street as Utah’s “great street” from the Capitol to Draper. The Life on State Implementation Plan will further refine the vision for Salt Lake and South Salt Lake through extensive public engagement and detailed modeling of alternative land use and transportation scenarios. The plan will deliver clear, actionable strategies that promote economic development, improve transportation options, address safety and security along the corridor, and celebrate our social and civic experience, making State Street Utah’s “great street”
In conjunction with, and building upon the Life on State efforts, a team led by the Salt Lake City Transportation Division will look at the parallel corridor of 200 East, to apply some near-term changes that address the goals identified in the implementation plan.
The Life on State Implementation Plan notes the intense growth of evening and late night activities along the parallel section of State Street, and business owners and residents have expressed the desire to have safe bicycling facilities and more parking options to access the area. Because State Street has heavy traffic at peak hours, the 200 East corridor has been identified as a viable option for providing active transportation infrastructure. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan identifies this corridor as a good street for providing a low-stress bicycle facility, and create a north-south connection to the city-wide bikeways network.
This section of 200 East, between 300 South and 900 South is currently a five lane road, including one center turn lane. This study includes a striping design exercise, a street overlay, and re-striping of the corridor. The overlay and re-striping will occur as early as Spring 2019. The 300 South connection is key for access to the low stress bike network and the east-west bikeway that runs along 300 South.
The study area includes neighboring streets, with special attention to the State Street corridor in conjunction with the Life on State Implementation Plan work.
- To improve safety for all roadway users
- To accommodate active transportation users accessing 200 East and State Street
- Implement the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
- Increase parking for State Street businesses
We are currently collecting data for the corridor to help guide our design recommendations. We will continue to communicate with stakeholders along 200 East and State Street, and the broader community as striping designs are developed.
Please contact the project manager for questions or more information on this project:
Transportation Planner II