Tag Archives: Utah

Government’s Role Keeping Our Air Clean

​When faced with an envionmental issue that affects the health of your citizens, the economy of your region, and the sustainability of your development, how should state and local governments respond? Tune in on May 23 for a digital event exploring the case study behind how Utah, which grapples with one of the nation’s most vexing pollution problems, is working to keep its air clean and its citizens healthy. Hear from a coalition of state and local government leaders developing... Read more

Most Utahns Say Public Lands Should Be Managed Differently, Balancing Development with Preservation

​Most Utahns want a new approach to public lands — one that’s balanced and includes both natural areas and energy development — according to an Envision Utah survey. The results of the public lands piece of the massive “Your Utah, Your Future” online survey, conducted last spring, was released Sunday. Nearly 53,000 Utahns took the survey, which asks what they want for Utah’s future on a range of topics, from education to agriculture and from housing to public lands. Read... Read more

Not ‘If,’ but ‘How’: Hyrum Prepares for Major Residential Growth

​The population of Hyrum, Utah, is growing fast. With this is mind, the city has taken steps toward addressing the inevitable changes and challenges that accompany an increased population. Future developments will feature open space and numerous amenities that encourage a greater community feel. While lot sizes are smaller than average, their proximity to walking trails and parks as well as their aesthetically pleasing throwback cottage designs is exactly what Hyrum, a city known for its abundance of green space... Read more

How Urban Designers Can Get Smaller Cities Walking

​Walkability is more than about density, street-level retail, or any one design quality in isolation. but what are the design traits that most encourage pedestrian activity? Two key design features appear to have had a statistically significant relationship to increased or decreased pedestrian activity. Read more... Read more

Why Salt Lake City Chose to Build the First Protected Intersection for Bicycling in the U.S.

Salt Lake City has steadily been upgrading its non-automobile transportation system across the board, with a robust light rail network and a growing bike-share system, as well as a low-cost multi-modal transit pass for city residents. Now, Salt Lake will be the first city in the United States to implement a protected intersection for bicycles which will keep cyclists on two intersecting protected bike lanes safe and separated from motor traffic. Read more... Read more

When It Comes to Transit, Nashville Is Salt Lake City in the 1990s

A comparison of transit planning efforts and successes in Nashville and Salt Lake City shows that neither one is a transit legacy city, but with rapidly growing populations, demographics trending younger and ed/tech-oriented workforces, both want efficient public transportation. The difference: Salt Lake City is miles of track ahead. Nashville officials have spent the last half decade struggling unsuccessfully to install a BRT line light rail, which isn’t yet in the works, could be years away. Read more... Read more