2017/2018 Transportation Study

2017/2018 Transportation Study

Old/Near North End Neighborhoods Transportation Study

In August 2017 the City began the Old and Near North End Neighborhoods Transportation Study. This study was the follow up to feedback received during the process of ONEN working with the city to get the 2016 Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Plan adopted. The boundaries of the study area are Wood Avenue to the West, Wahsatch Avenue to the East, Van Buren Street to the North and Platte Avenue Street to the South.  A summary of all changes announced to date is available here: Upcoming Changes

ONEN Street Safety Plan

The latest ONEN Street Safety Proposal was released by the Board on February 21, 2018. This updated plan was developed after three transportation study meetings and the City Announcement of proposed changes to our streets.

Link to the Letter from ONEN President

Link to the ONEN Street Safety Proposal

Previous Plans: In preparation for the first round of study meetings in August 2017, the ONEN board approved a draft Street Safety Plan. The purpose of this draft plan was to promote discussion and solicit feedback from the neighborhood before finalizing a plan that would be well supported by the neighborhood.

This draft plan was based on feedback we received from past safety plans and neighborhood focus groups. The goal of our plan was to improve safety, traffic distribution, and public transit in support of our master plan. It would also prepare us for anticipated growth to our north (Renew North Nevada) and to our south (Downtown). We invited all neighbors to review our plan and let us know their thoughts. Following the feedback period our plan was shared with city traffic engineering to be included in the public input they gathered during the first round of meetings.

Link to August Street Safety Plan: Draft ONEN Street Safety Plan 8-11-17

 

Upcoming meetings in Spring 2018

The study continues with future meetings to discuss additional traffic concerns:

  • Neighborhood parking concerns
  • Historic median criteria
  • Pedestrian safety near Steele Elementary School and Corpus Christi School
  • Nevada Avenue transportation concerns

Previous Public Meetings: 

Meeting #1

Many neighbors attended one of the identical interactive meetings hosted by the City on August 14 or 16. We also had many neighbors attend the Renew North Nevada Open House on August, 23 to review the transportation sub-plan recommendations for the North Nevada Ave. Corridor.

Link to the City Webpage: Old and Near North End Neighborhoods Transportation Study

Meeting #2

On December 7, 2017 the City made this presentation at a public meeting to discuss the Near/Old North End Transportation Study.  This included implementation of a few of the recommendations from our Street Safety Plan:

  • Turn lanes added on Uintah St at Weber and Wahsatch. Left Turn Signal will be installed at Nevada & Uintah St
  • Reduced speed limits
    • Neighborhood arterials (includes Wahsatch, Weber, Nevada, Fontanero and Cascade) reduced from 35 mph to 30 mph.
    • All other neighborhood streets are 25 mph.
    • Additional speed limit signs will be posted to alert drivers
  • Changes to truck routes to get commercial trucks off Nevada Ave

Please review this letter from the ONEN President for additional notes on what was discussed.

Meeting # 3

On January 18, 2018 the City made this presentation at a public meeting to addressed pedestrian safety and bike routes.  Traffic Engineering presented several options for public input in an effort to enhance pedestrian safety and provide additional bicycle infrastructure for the neighborhood.

On January 30, 2018 the city announced plans to safety-size and add bike lanes to three of our streets: Cascade Avenue, Weber Street and Fontanero Street

 

 
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