PROJECT UPDATE (updated 11/07/2022) – Thanks to everyone who shared their feedback! We are currently working on a draft master plan based on your suggestions, which will be posted on this page soon!
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.
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
After receiving responses to our Big Ideas Story Map, and interacting with the public at several in-person events, the team is working on a draft Transportation Master Plan that will be available for an additional round of feedback. Please check back in September to see the first version of the plan!
|Summer 2021||Select Community Advisory Committee Members|
|Fall 2021||Set Community Values, Vision, and Framework|
|Winter 2021||Develop Mobility and Land Use Policies|
|Fall-Winter 2022||Compile the Plan|
|Winter-Spring 2022-2023||Review the Plan|
|Spring 2023||Adopt the Plan|
Contact Us & Get Project Updates
Please contact the project team email for questions or more information on this project.