Poplar Grove Neighborhood Byways
Project Update (November 2023): We are kicking off the next phase of the Poplar Grove Neighborhood Byway 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.
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.
Summer 2023: Project announcement / Initial public engagement
Summer – Fall 2023: Study and initial designs
Winter 2023: Public feedback on initial designs
Spring – Fall 2024: Complete designs
Summer 2025: Construction (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 Byway Improvements Being Studied
Our team is studying the following Neighborhood Byway routes and intersections identified in the SLC Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan :
- 300 S (1000 W to Redwood Rd)
- 600 S (800 W to Cheyenne St)
- Cheyenne St/1500 W (9 Line Trail to 200 S)
- Navajo St (9 Line Trail to 200 S)
- Emery St (9 Line Trail to 300 S)
- 800 W (9 Line Ave to 600 S)
- 1000 W (800 S to 400 S)
Phase 1 Improvements (2020)
Crossing improvements were made at the intersections of Indiana Ave and 400 South on both Emery Street and Cheyenne/1500 West.
Emery & Indiana Crossing Design
1500 West & Indiana Crossing Design
Cheyenne & Indiana Crossing Design
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Project Manager | Will Becker
Email | Will.Becker@slcgov.com
Phone | 801-535-6569
Social Media | @SLCmoves @SLCgov