Public comment period on UDOT’s Utah Active Transportation Plan lasts through Aug. 28
SALT LAKE CITY (July 14, 2021) — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) wants the public’s help understanding the community’s needs for more bike lanes, trails, multiuse paths, crosswalks and sidewalks for state roads.
A public input process is now underway through Aug. 28. This input will help UDOT develop active transportation plans to provide better access to trails and paths on state routes. Active transportation is human-powered transportation like walking, biking, using a wheelchair, or hand cycling and provides more options for people to access jobs, education, and other services within their communities.
For many people who are unable to drive, choose not to drive or don’t have regular access to a vehicle, active transportation facilities are vital networks for accessing jobs, school and other services.
“Community input is essential in making sure we build projects the right way,” UDOT Active Transportation Manager Heidi Goedhart said. “At UDOT, our emphasis is to build a complete transportation system where people can choose how they travel.”
The public can provide input in the following ways:
- Visit the project website at publicinput.com/udotplanning and respond to a quick survey and/or pin a location on a map
- Email: [email protected]
- Call: 385-360-1900
The interactive map on the website was created by UDOT to showcase planned and future active transportation projects that users can comment on or identify some of their own. UDOT is committed to understanding community needs for walking and biking options on state roads. The feedback the public provides will be used to inform internal processes, allocate funding and prioritize future projects.