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Street & Intersection Typologies Design Guide

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What is it?

The Guide will create new definitions and designs for 15 different kinds (or typologies) of streets in the City. Each typology will consider place type and land use context; functions of the public right-of-way; and desired outcomes, such as economic development and quality of life. It will ultimately become the implementation component of the soon-to-be-updated Transportation Master Plan. Both will ensure that Salt Lake City’s streets are successful, safe, and thriving places for people.

Why are new typologies important?

“Streets comprise more than 80% of public spaces in cities, but they often fail to provide their surrounding communities with a space where people can safely walk, bicycle, drive, take transit, and socialize.” – National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Urban Street Design Guide, 2013.

The Typologies Guide is a unique opportunity to reimage our streets and ensure that they work better for everyone – by design. The voter-approved $87M Street Reconstruction Bond and the City’s new sales tax (Funding Our Future initiatives from 2018) provide unique opportunities to collect additional and more specific input, and immediately apply the recommendations from the Typologies Guide.

How can I provide my input?

What if you could redraw your neighborhood’s streets? Would you change them or keep them the same? The Typologies Guide is that unique opportunity. The City would like to know what functions of a street are most important to you. These priorities may change depending on where you are, what you’re doing, or what type of transportation you’re using.

Please take this short survey and ensure that your priorities are reflected in the City’s new street typologies.

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