Salt Lake City has set goals to improve quality of life and improve economic competitiveness. Changes in demographics and transportation preferences made it imperative to reassess how transit serves the City’s residents, employees, and visitors.
Nelson\Nygaard worked with the City to develop a multimodal blueprint for the future of Salt Lake City’s public transportation network. Paired with broad outreach to diverse populations, we conducted an in-depth analysis of the current system alongside projections of future needs and obstacles.
The Transit Master Plan recommends developing a Frequent Transit Network to optimize the City’s strong street network grid, making local transit trips more efficient, and placing 75% of the city’s future residents and jobs within a quarter-mile walk of transit. Additionally, capital improvements along enhanced bus corridors would speed transit reliability, with pilot programs and partnerships extending the reach of transit to more people. The Plan also integrates Salt Lake City’s rail and bus planning with its bicycle and pedestrian plans and capital priorities.
The Transit Master Plan was adopted by the Salt Lake City Council in December 2017.