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Park City Municipal and Resident Group to Install First People-First Streets Demonstration Project on June 29 at Sidewinder Drive and Gold Dust Lane

Post Date:06/14/2021 8:00 AM

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Park City Municipal and Resident Group to Install First People-First Streets Demonstration Project on June 29 at Sidewinder Drive and Gold Dust Lane

Park City, UT—With the support of Park City Municipal under its new People-First Streets program, a team of residents will be installing a temporary demonstration project on the intersection of Sidewinder Drive and Gold Dust Lane to slow auto speeds and create safer pedestrian crossings.

Park City’s Transportation Planning department launched People-First Streets in May to empower residents to lead neighborhood traffic calming projects.

The program enables residents to work in partnership with City staff to temporarily change the built environment and rights of way into places that truly put the people that live there first. Projects use inexpensive and temporary materials, such as paint, plastic bollards, chalk, and potted plants, to demonstrate how Park City’s streets can be changed for a safer and more comfortable experience for residents.

People-First Streets project ideas come from residents who believe their street could be improved. Together, with a group of at least fifteen volunteers, they work with the City’s transportation planners to design solutions that are both safe and creative at the same time.

Once a design is approved, City staff and the residents work together to inform neighbors and businesses where the project will take place, explaining the project, design alternatives, installation timelines, and potential road closures. All projects are intended to be seasonal and gone by winter.  

The first project in the People-First Streets program will be installed starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29. This project is being led by Prospector area resident Deanna Rhodes with help from staff and volunteers of CONNECT Summit County and Recycle Utah. The project seeks to slow cars and create safer pedestrian crossings on Gold Dust Lane and Sidewinder Drive using paint, traffic cones, and potted plants made with recycled materials.

The public is invited to experience the installation at the intersection of Sidewinder Drive and Gold Dust Lane and share their feedback at engageparkcity.org/peoplefirststreets.

To learn more about the People-First Streets program and propose a demonstration project, visit parkcity.org/peoplefirststreets.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Austin Taylor, Transportation Planner—Active Transportation and TDM
austin.taylor@parkcity.org
| 435.615.5317

 

About Park City Municipal Corporation 
Park City Municipal Corporation is the government seat for Park City, Utah. A former silver mining town, Park City is now home to two world-class ski resorts and was the mountain host for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. The town of 8,000 also hosts many special events, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Kimball Arts Festival. For more information, please visit www.parkcity.org.


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