Page 5-How People Get To Downtown

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Creator Downtown Planning Association, Inc; American Institute of Architects, Utah Chapter
Title Official Report Downtown Salt Lake City Second Century Plan
Work Dates 1962
Date Earliest 1962
Century 20
Culture American
Measurements 22 cm x 29 cm
Subject Document genres -- Reports -- Plans -- Municipal plans; City planning -- Utah -- Salt Lake City; Central business districts -- Utah -- Salt Lake City
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
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Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2017-12-14
ID 89498
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668hcm

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Title Page 5-How People Get To Downtown
Description HOW PEOPLE GET TO DOWNTOWN Finger System The proposed access system for reaching Downtown is best described as a "finger" system. This was felt to be the best answer for Salt Lake City for several reasons: First, the steep terrain on the northeast edge of Downtown prohibited consideration of a belt route completely circling the Downtown as many other cities have proposed. A second factor was the linear nature of Salt Lake City's hard core, which suggested penetration at many points along its length. The last and most conclusive fact was that a finger system is already being constructed which will deliver population from the entire region to the west side of Downtown. The new interstate freeway system will run parallel to the Downtown with outlets at 5th North, 6th South, and 13th South reaching into the core. This study proposes that an additional outlet be considered later in the area of 1st South or North Temple to give additional direct access that will eventually be needed for the new activities proposed on the west side of Downtown, in particular the Convention Center. For the east side of Downtown, it is proposed that another type of already existing finger system be further developed. The population areas to the northeast, east and particularly southeast, being too close in to be channeled along the freeways, are a kind which lend themselves to a filtering system of access. Salt Lake City already enjoys a unique advantage in that, it has the widest streets of any city in the world in its Downtown area where they are most needed. This tremendous capacity must be utilized to the fullest. Seventh East and Foothill Blvd. could be developed as expressway type to collect traffic as they now do from these population areas and deliver it along 7th. East; from here traffic would peel off down one of the many finger streets leading to the part of Downtown for which the vehicle is destined. Capacity on these streets could be more fully realized by reversing the direction of traffic on the middle lanes according to the direction of peak loads, and by timing the traffic signals so as to make these streets semi-express and discourage cross-traffic. Intercity buses would of course use the new freeways to reach Downtown; the local city buses would follow present routings except where it was possible to use the freeways for express service to outlying areas. -5-
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Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 89466
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668hcm/89466