Proposed Capitol Hill Traffic Calming Plan


OVERVIEW

Watch a recap of the Capitol Hill Traffic Calming Plan

ISSUES

The Capitol Hill Neighborhood faces chronic traffic problems; many of these problems were first recognized in the 2001 Master Plan, and still exist 20+ years later.
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GOALS

The goal of the Capitol Hill Traffic Calming is to create safer, quieter, and less-polluting streets to foster a healthier, more livable neighborhood.

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Developed over 2 years in partnership with Salt Lake City Transportation Division and more

The CHTCP is the first trial of Salt Lake City's Livable Streets program
The goal of the Livable Streets Program is to develop a plan for traffic calming implementation that improves the overall safety, livability, and attractiveness of neighborhood streets in Salt Lake City.
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With additional support and input from:

Staker-Parson, SLC City Council, SLC Mayor’s office, Wasatch Front Regional Council of Governments, University of Utah School of City and Metropolitan Planning, SLC Dept. of Communities and Neighborhoods, West High School, Marmalade Library, Salt Lake County District Attorney, Washington Elementary School, Salt Lake County Mayor’s office, Utah DEQ/   DAQ

The Three E's

Education

Heighten driver awareness of pedestrians and cyclists. Educate truck drivers to cover loads and use alternate routes

Engineering

Use bump-outs and pedestrian islands to reduce distances at intersections. Vertical devices to control speeds. Heighten visibility of traffic signs

Enforcement

SLCPD is shorthanded and emergency calls take priority.  The CHNC will continue working with the SLCPD and UHP to improve enforcement
    • Reduce speed & volume of commuter cut-through traffic
    • Redirect dangerous, polluting industrial traffic
    • Curtail speeding and parading of vehicles with modified mufflers

All of these contribute to lower pedestrian and bicycle injury and death rates; reduce emissions & improve air quality; reduce noise levels

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Elements of the Current Plan
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  • 2019
    November
    Work on CHNC Traffic Calming Plan begins
  • 2020
    Plan developed through online meetings with community, SLC Transportation, UDOT, others

    October
    CHNC prepares CAP application
  • 2021
    Plan refined through further meetings

    August
    $600,000 CAP funding approved
  • 2022
    February- May
    Community feedback

    June- December
    Bid package prepared by City agencies
  • 2023
    Spring
    construction begins

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Capitol Hill Traffic Calming Plan - Approved and Funded
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Petition: Support Capitol Hill Traffic Calming
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Study: Traffic Calming Measures in Salt Lake City
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Expand definition of public safety to include street design
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