Salt Lake City

Transportation

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Neighborhood Byways

Neighborhood Byways

Neighborhood Byway Projects

Salt Lake City wants to hear from you! We are gathering feedback on each of the three highlighted projects below. Visit the project pages to learn more.

Kensington Avenue Neighborhood Byway

Westpointe and Jordan Meadows Neighborhood Byway

Sugarhouse to the U Neighborhood Byway


Poplar Grove Neighborhood Byway

Rose Park & Fairpark Neighborhood Byway

800 East Neighborhood Byway

800 West Neighborhood Byway


What is a Neighborhood Byway?

Neighborhood Byways create pleasant and convenient routes for people using active modes of transportation by encouraging safe travel speeds, discouraging cut-through vehicle traffic, providing safe crossings of busy streets, and connecting people to destinations.

Few changes are needed on the quiet streets themselves; the network is realized by providing for safe, often signalized crossings at the major barrier streets, and reducing traffic volumes to make walking safer and more enjoyable. “Neighborhood byways” is a term recognizing that these corridors create a network for both pedestrians and bicyclists.

Street characteristics that make an ideal neighborhood byway:

  • Low traffic volumes

  • Low speeds – narrow streets and other characteristics that make driving fast in a vehicle feel uncomfortable

  • Direct connections between neighborhood destinations

  • Greening along the route – for example, street trees that provide shade

Improvements that make a street a neighborhood byway include bicycle and pedestrian crossing improvements (signals, crosswalks, curb extensions aka bulb-outs, curb ramps, signage, street markings, and other traffic calming techniques), way-finding signage, and connectivity enhancements to existing bicycle and pedestrian routes.