Park City traffic

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Analysis of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival shows a 10% increase in transit ridership from the previous year—yet Park City residents still had concerns about traffic. 

Hillside Ave. resident Peter Marth says he’s been to every Sundance Film Festival. He supports the event and wants it to stay in Park City, but Marth says Lyft and Uber drivers make traffic in residential areas unbearable, as they try to avoid congestion on Main Street and on the city’s large transportation corridors.

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Traffic congestion is among the top complaints for Park City residents and commuters; and reducing it is one of the top priorities for the city’s 10-year transportation plan. One way to do that is through the transit system—providing people leave the car at home and ride the bus.

Old Town resident Peter Marth says he hopes Park City someday becomes car-free. He says people won’t head to the transit hubs until traffic causes them to miss five or six powder days in a row.

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Members of the Summit County and Park City Councils received an annual update from the Utah Department of Transportation Monday, outlining the projects planned for Summit County roadways in 2019. The conversation turned from re-paving roads to making Summit County more bikeable. 

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Park City commuters experienced bumper-to-bumper traffic during their drives home Tuesday, due to a drop in communication between traffic signals and the Utah Department of Transportation. 

Carmageddon Returns

Dec 28, 2018

Too many cars – all trying to get somewhere at the same time – created another Carmaggedon Thursday night with reports of up to an hour to drive from Silver Lake to Kearns Blvd. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Skiers exiting from Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resorts as well as folks making their way to the store or dinner reservations got stuck in stand-still traffic Thursday and took some people an hour to drive less than 4 miles.

The Summit County Council clearly wants to finds remote parking areas in Snyderville Basin, but in a discussion Wednesday council members did not settle on just what site to prioritize.  Rick Brough has details:

Start Times, They Are a Changin'

Jun 7, 2017

The “start times” survey results were reviewed at Tuesday’s Park City School Board meeting.  They unanimously decided to implement the changes to school start times effective for the 2018/ 2019 school year.  Carolyn Murray has more on this story.  

It was a flashback to Carmageddon last Friday when a rush-hour storm stalled local traffic. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

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Tour of Utah Transportation Plan for Saturday, August 6

As the Summit County Council met this week, much of their time was spent discussing transportation issues.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more.