By Dave Iltis
February 25, 2015 – Salt Lake County through its Office of Township Services is working on improving conditions in Emigration Canyon for cyclists, motorists, runners, and pedestrians. Recently, the county released the Emigration Canyon Motorists and Bicyclists Safety Assessment, a report on current conditions and recommendations for improving safety in the canyon. The report was the result of a months long process in 2014 that brought together bicyclists, canyon users, and canyon residents.
The study had seven major focus areas: engineering, infrastructure, ecology, parking, enforcement, sanitation, and communication. Many recommendations are made in the report, and some may be implemented soon such as paving the parking lots near the mouth of the canyon and adding restrooms in several spots in the canyon.
As part of the process, the Emigration Canyon Transportation Study has started. Comments are being solicited on www.emigrationstudy.com. Please visit the site to learn more, and to add suggestions to the interactive map. Currently, the project is in the problem identification phase.
Comments are preferred through March, but will be taken after that too.
Comments can also be sent via email to:
Project Public Involvement Manager: Carlye Sommers, [email protected] or
Salt Lake County Office of Township Services Communications Director —Stacee Adams, [email protected]