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Park City Transportation Department Looking For Input From Community On Future Of Transportation


Park City residents and commuters have a few more days to tell the city’s Transportation Planning team what their top transportation priorities are in, out and around town. 

The Park City Forward public survey—the results of which will guide an update to the city’s 2011 master transportation plan—closes April 15. The survey features questions about active transportation, parking, public transit and mobility. Senior Transportation Planner Julia Collins says the city will create a draft plan based on the survey results, which will be presented to the community for further input before the plan is finalized.

“We work on these things that have the community vision solely in mind, and that's the direction that we hope to go with in all of our transportation projects—to advance the goals and transportation goals of our community," Collins said. "We go out and ask to reconfirm and get the public's input to make sure that the projects, policies and plans that we are working on are aligned with the community’s goals and vision.”

Park City Forward will prioritize funding for one-to-five-year projects as well as five-to-ten-year projects, and then larger projects in the 20-year range—something like aerial transportation via gondola—will land on the city’s wish list without any designated funding. In the one-to-five-year plan, the city will focus on corridor projects to address its goal of reducing traffic there by 25% by 2030.

The Park City Forward final plan is expected to be released in Fall 2019. Those interested in participating in the survey before it closes on April 15 can visit parkcity.org/parkcityforward for more details.

Emily Means hadn’t intended to be a journalist, but after two years of studying chemistry at the University of Utah, she found her fit in the school’s communication program. Diving headfirst into student media opportunities, Means worked as a host, producer and programming director for K-UTE Radio as well as a news writer and copy editor at The Daily Utah Chronicle.