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800 East Neighborhood Byway

800 East Neighborhood Byway

Project Update (December 2023): Construction of phase one of the byway (1300 S to 1700 S) finished in late 2023. Phase one consists of bulb outs pairs, traffic circles, and wayfinding signs between 1300 S and 1700 S. 

Project Overview

Salt Lake City is making it better for people of all ages and abilities to walk, bicycle, and roll along neighborhood streets by implementing Neighborhood Byways. 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. Salt Lake City is developing a network of these routes, which can be viewed on the Neighborhood Byways page.

The 800 East Neighborhood Byway will run from 800 South to the southern boundary of Salt Lake City south of 2700 South, providing links to community destinations and the City’s active transportation network. The Byway builds on the success of the former 800 East Stay Safe, Stay Active open street.

In Spring 2020, in response to physical distancing needs related to COVID-19, Salt Lake City began opening a series of neighborhood streets for community recreation in the Stay Safe, Stay Active program. 800 East between 800 South and 1700 South was one of these streets – and one of the most popular. The successful temporary transformation of 800 East creates a great opportunity for the Neighborhood Byway – to transition the temporary Stay Safe Stay Active street features into permanent features supported by street residents and surrounding communities. At the same time, 800 East is a planned Salt Lake City Neighborhood Byway.

Neighborhood Byways FAQ

What is a Neighborhood Byway?

Neighborhood Byways create pleasant and convenient routes for walking, bicycling, rolling, and other 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.

How is a street chosen to be a Neighborhood Byway?

Neighborhood byways are identified in the Salt Lake City Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and are commonly located along streets with the following characteristics:

  • Narrow residential streets with low to modest vehicle traffic speeds and volumes

  • Direct connections between parks, schools, businesses, and other community destinations

  • Greening along the route such as shade trees

What changes are considered along these routes?

Infrastructure changes along these routes will be analyzed and vetted through a planning and public engagement process. Possible changes may include:

  • Curb extensions (also known as bulb-outs) at the corners of the intersections to shorten the distance when crossing the street and help calm vehicle traffic

  • Wayfinding signage and pavement markings to guide bicyclists along the byway

  • Opportunities for additional greening such as street trees or landscaped medians

  • Various traffic calming elements to slow vehicle speeds and discourage cut- through vehicle traffic, such as speed humps, traffic circles, and more

I live on a planned Neighborhood Byway. How will this affect getting to and from my home?

Neighborhood Byways create streets where residents can safely and comfortably bike, walk, and roll with children or pets. To create this safe and comfortable environment, some traffic calming improvements and minor street access modifications may be needed to manage vehicle speeds and prevent cut-through traffic. However, residents will still be able to easily access to their property.

How can I stay informed on the development of these Neighborhood Byways?

Join our Neighborhood Byways newsletter! You can also learn more by exploring the individual Neighborhood Byway pages on this website.

Can I drive my car on Neighborhood Byways?

While vehicles are not prohibited, Neighborhood Byways routes are improved for active modes of transportation such as walking and biking. The focus is on creating a network that enhances the experience for pedestrians and cyclists by ensuring safety and convenience.

Neighborhood Byways Map

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