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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
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Zeutschel OS 10000 book scanner and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed tifs. Display images created in PhotoshopCS at 800 pixels on the short axis.
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Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2017-12-14
ID 89498
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Description Z. It will strengthen and unify the area between, inasmuch as greatly increased comparison shopping will now be possible. 3. It will eliminate much unnecessary traffic within the Downtown, since people can park their cars once and then ride the shuttle bus rather than driving. 4. It will tie in and integrate the State Capitol area, Sears, City-County complex, Convention Center, farmers' Market, close-in residential areas and areas of major employment, as well as making a system of peripheral landing spots feasible. The vehicle itself must be small and maneuverable, and carry somewhere between 8 and 15 passengers plus driver. It must be easy to get in and out--low to the ground with wide doors. It must be slow-moving within the shopping area, quiet, non fume-producing, and of course gay and colorful. Fares should be minimal or supported by merchants. The routes could vary in length, speed, and frequency. An express loop would link Sears, City-County government and Library complex, Federal Building, L. D. S. Church complex, Memory Grove cultural area, State Capitol area, and then back down the west side picking up the Convention-Cultural Center and other new activities on the west side. A second and slower-moving loop would circle the hard core traveling along West Temple, South Temple, State and 4th South, always making right turns. Within this could be two smaller loops, and last would be the slowest-moving vehicles, shuttling up and down Main between South Temple and 4th South. Any part of the Downtown area could be reached easily from any other part. The initial stage could begin immediately, starting possibly with a loop along Main, South Temple, State and Broadway, and expanding as Downtown growth requires. Loading could occur at midblock crossings (refer to next section), and should tie in ultimately with loading of the local city buses so as to minimize their travel within the Downtown. Midblock Crossings An important part of the movement pattern of pedestrians in Downtown Salt Lake City is the proposed emphasis on midblock crossings. The extreme width of Downtown streets constitutes a psychological as well as physical barrier for the pedestrian. It was noted by a visiting pedestrian circulation consultant that people at midblock crossings in Salt Lake are stepping out into the street to the edge of the parking lane in order to see approaching traffic -8-
Format application/pdf
Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 89469
Reference URL