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Park City's Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation Program

Traffic in neighborhoods impacts the quality of life for residents, bicycles, pedestrians, as well as drivers. Throughout Park City, residents are asking the City to reduce speeding traffic in their neighborhoods. For this reason, Neighborhoods First - Park City’s Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation Program (NTMP) - was created. Through education, engineering, and enforcement the goal of calmer, safer streets is achievable.

Speed Limit Reduction Program

Background

The City Council had a robust discussion during their 9/15 meeting regarding approaches to lowering speed limits within Park City. This would not impact State Routes 224 and 248. There was strong support for a consistent, lower speed limit across town with ideas between 15 mph and 25 mph proposed.

There was also an option presented of considering certain roads for a higher speed limit on a case-by-case basis and a question of what features on those roads would support (i.e.; commercial districts, no crosswalks, width, on-street parking, driveways, etc.)

Recommendations 

As a result of the analysis and Council direction, the Engineering Team recommended a three-tiered speed limit classification system based upon the goal of improving safety and the quality of life for residents on the streets where they live. The City Engineer presented these recommended changes to the City Council at the 10/6 Council meeting, which were approved by City Council. Please find the staff report here. View a map of approved speed limit reductions here. View the complete street-by-street list of speed limit recommendations here. 

The following speed-limit reduction recommendations were based on a review of the existing roadway network, resident feedback, and several professional transportation studies:

> Lower the posted speed limit on most roadways within Park City’s Historic District (HD), except Swede Alley and a section of Park Avenue, from 20 MPH down to 15 MPH; 

Lower the posted speed limit on roadways defined as ‘Minor Collectors’ from 25 to 20 MPH; and 

Maintain the current posted 25 MPH speed limit on roads defined as ‘Major Collectors’ 

Concerns related to the new speed limits can be submitted to the Neighborhood’s First Streets program. Speed and roadway geometric data will be collected, analyzed, and recommendations related to traffic calming will be evaluated. 

What to Expect 

Installation: From November 2022 – April 2023, Park City Municipal’s Streets Department will be updating speed limit signs throughout Park City’s neighborhoods.  

Enforcement: Speed limits will be monitored and enforced by the Park City Police Department. PCPD supports the speed limit changes adopted by the City Council and Mayor. As the traffic enforcement branch, we would like to reiterate that once the signs are installed and visible, the new speeds go into effect. Most importantly, slowing vehicular traffic for the safety of our pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorist is our top priority. Please slow down and schedule your time accordingly.

Please consider sharing your feedback by emailing Council_Mail@parkcity.org.  

Neighborhoods First Program Goals 


  • Improving livability and promoting safe conditions for residents, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians
  • Educating residents about traffic safety solutions to address problems occurring in neighborhoods
  • Implementing traffic calming techniques that are right-sized, effective, and compliant with current federal road safety standard rules and regulations
  • Applying traffic calming solutions (Complete Streets and People-First Streets) that compliment Park City's transportation policies and values through enhanced communication and collaboration with residents

Let’s work together to put Neighborhoods First!

 

Neighborhoods First Committee
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