For community safety & health, we seek a regional Express transit plan based on year round mobility for canyon recreationalists & commuters, viable transit for communities utilizing vans that are free & frequent, and to have Cottonwood Heights’ stretch of Wasatch Blvd treated by UDOT as a “street” (narrow lanes, wider bike/sidewalks, crosswalks, slow speed) not a “road” (high speed travel to get from one spot to another spot).
In 2019, UDOT received funding from the Utah State Legislature to reduce peak ski season traffic from mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon up to Alta utilizing NEPA (National Environmental Protection Act).
To be successful in keeping UDOT from widening Wasatch Blvd into 4 to 5 lane arterial, we must ensure UDOT adheres to NEPA process. This means they must thoroughly screen every comment that meets their stated goal & they must make regional consideration.
Labeled in UDOT preferences as “Wasatch Blvd Expansion”, local outdoor enthusiasts and residents cry for improvement not gross expansion. https://saltlaketribune-ut.newsmemory.com/?selDate=20201217&editionStart=Salt+Lake+Tribune&goTo=A09
Clean Air, Clean Energy, and a Clean Future Older women exposed to higher levels of air pollution can experience a 24-percent increase in Alzheimer’s risk
UDOT’s LCC EIS expansion plan for Wasatch Blvd and the building of new parking lots planned and brought to us with our tax payer dollars
To this, we say to UDOT & Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC):
“No. Wider lanes, more cars moving faster is not the answer. Southeastern SL Valley needs a REGIONAL transit system. Express, cleaner transit is the answer to growing population & its associated mobility issues.”
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