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Poplar Grove Neighborhood Byways

The 800 West Neighborhood Byway

Poplar Grove Neighborhood Byways

Project Update (March 2023): We are kicking off the next phase of the Poplar Grove Neighborhood Byways improvements soon. Check back for opportunities to help inform the project. Stay in the loop about future projects on the Westside of Salt Lake City by visiting the Westside Neighborhoods Transportation Projects webpage. To stay updated on all of our Neighborhood Byway projects, sign up for our Neighborhood Byway email newsletter.

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 first round of Neighborhood Byway improvements in Poplar Grove were completed in the summer of 2020. We are currently studying the project area to determine additional byway route improvements such as neighborhood connectivity, safety improvements at busy intersections, and managing vehicle speeds on existing and planned Byway routes.

What’s Next

Our team is studying the following Neighborhood Byway routes and intersections identified in the SLC Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. We don’t have a website for each project yet but we’re working on it!

Project Timeline

Timeline (tentative)

Fall/Winter 2023 – Spring 2024: Study and initial designs (full design of some traffic calming elements)

Spring 2024: Public feedback on initial designs

Spring – Fall 2024: Complete designs for larger project areas (some traffic calming elements that completed design will be constructed during this time)

Summer 2025: Construction of remaining items (tentative)

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

2020 Improvements

Crossing improvements were made where Indiana Avenue intersects Emery Street, Cheyenne Street, and 1500 West. Further north, the crosswalk at Emery Street and 400 South was also upgraded.

Emery & Indiana Crossing Design

1500 West & Indiana Crossing Design

Cheyenne & Indiana Crossing Design

Contact Us

Stay in the loop by signing up for the Neighborhood Byways email list!

Project Manager | Will Becker

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Phone | 801-535-6569

Social Media | @SLCmoves @SLCgov