PROJECT UPDATE (updated 5/1/2021) – Thanks to everyone that has attended our engagement events so far! Stay tuned for more in-person engagement opportunities, and tell us about your experience with transportation in the StoryMap below.
What is Connect SLC?
In 2021, the Salt Lake City Transportation Division launched Connect SLC, an extensive process to update our last Transportation Master Plan from 1996. Like other Salt Lake City Master Plans, Connect SLC will result in a Transportation Master Plan (TMP) that outlines high-level transportation policy to be applied city-wide. We recognize that transportation has a direct impact on equity and quality of life, ranging from housing, to economic development, to air quality, and more.
Connect SLC will consider our sidewalks and streets holistically. We seek to use our streets not just as a means for person and vehicle mobility, but also as our shared living space. To accomplish this, we want to work with the community to learn about past and current transportation barriers and opportunities to improve connections and the streetscape in the City. We seek to understand how our diverse residents travel to places like work and the grocery store, what they like and don’t like about the streets they use, and what our system of streets and roadways could and should be.
We selected members for a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) in summer of 2021. The feedback of CAC members is helping shape Connect SLC.
What is the purpose of a Master Plan and why is it important?
Master Plans are long-term policy documents that define big goals and needs as well as ways to achieve them. They also guide City staff on how to implement smaller-scale projects and programs. Salt Lake City has adopted many transportation-focused Master Plans in recent years, including the 2017 Transit Master Plan and the 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.
Tell us about your experience with transportation in our StoryMap!
Watch the English video below to get an explanation of how to review and leave comments in the StoryMap.
Or watch in Spanish below!
Thanks to everyone that has engaged with us about transportation values in SLC!
We have been working with our Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members to analyze the survey results and figure out next steps for public engagement.
What We Heard
On the Transportation Values survey, we received 879 total responses (864 in English and 15 in Spanish). The top 5 values from this survey were:
• Air Quality and the Environment
• Safety from Harm
• Equitable Access to Opportunities
Join us in person at upcoming tabling events this summer!
|Summer 2021||Select Community Advisory Committee Members|
|Fall 2021||Set Community Values, Vision, and Framework|
|Winter 2021||Develop Mobility and Land Use Policies|
|April 2022||Compile the Plan|
|August 2022||Review the Plan|
|October – November 2022||Adopt the Plan|
Contact Us & Get Project Updates
Please contact the project team email for questions or more information on this project.