800 West 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. Salt Lake City is developing a network of these routes, which can be viewed on the Neighborhood Byways page. 800 West from 600 South to 900 South is identified as a Neighborhood Byway in the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.
Starting spring 2021, Salt Lake City Public Utilities rehabilitated the 800 West sewer pipeline. In 2023, Salt Lake City reconstructed 800 West from 600 South to 900 South (thanks to the 2018 voter-approved Funding Our Future bond). The reconstruction consisted of new asphalt along the entire length of the corridor, traffic calming features, and a variety of safety and comfort improvements for people walking and biking. These improvements include:
- New sidewalk at the ends of the center medians to improve safety and comfort for people crossing the street
- Curb extensions to shorten crosswalk distances and encourage drivers to slow down
- A new crosswalk, pedestrian refuge island, curb extensions, and flashing crosswalk signs (RRFBs) at the intersection of 800 South and 800 West
- A new center median at 700 South to encourage drivers to slow down
What We Heard
Thank you for participating in the 800 West survey! We received many questions about the project, as well as multiple comments supportive of street improvements that would beautify the area, slow traffic, and make the street safer and more comfortable for people walking and biking.
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.
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Project Manager | Lynn Jacobs
Email | Lynn.Jacobs@slcgov.com
Phone | 801-535-6653
Social Media | @SLCmoves @SLCgov