Salt Lake City's Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan provides a guiding framework, recommendations, and policies for the development of pedestrian and bicycle facilities and improvements, along with education, encouragement, and enforcement programs.
The plan involved a thorough analysis of existing bicycling and walking conditions and facilities, a meticulous public process, walking and bicycling network development, low-stress bicycling network planning, priority projects, design guidance, programs, policies, and cost estimates and implementation. The plan was developed with broad input from stakeholders, internal city and external public committees, surveys, and local, expert knowledge.
A number of key themes emerged amidst a large amount of information collected through the public input process:
- Support for the plan’s goals and objectives
- Strong support of the City’s efforts to install high-visibility pedestrian treatments to improve crossings of major streets
- Desire for better winter maintenance, particularly enforcement of laws requiring landowners to clear snow
- Support for conventional and low-stress bikeways that are designed well, especially to minimize intersection conflicts