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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.
ARK ark:/87278/s6668hcm
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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Description Main Street It is proposed that Main Street be highly oriented to the pedestrian. In its final stage, it should be gay and colorful both day and night; it should have greenery and trees; it should have canopies and awnings to protect people from sun and rain; it should have all kinds of things happening on the sidewalks--kiosks, outdoor cafes, street vendors, displays, flowers, etc. ; and needless to add, all parking and unnecessary traffic should be eliminated. Main Street, as well as all of Downtown, must be for people--easy to reach, easy to move around in, and attractive. Of course this cannot be accomplished immediately. It must be done by stages. The first step, which can be done immediately, is to extend the pedestrian launching pads out at the midblock crossings, erect canopies over them, and Crosshatch the crosswalk. At the same time, the shuttle bus service should be initiated along Main, South Temple, State and Broadway; pull-off bays at the midblock crossings 'would serve both this internal circulation function and passenger car loading. Along with these, greenery should be introduced. The second step would be to extend pedestrian launching pads in the same manner at the intersections, along with crosshatching and overhead canopies. Since the loading of city buses at the ends of blocks conflicts with right-turning traffic, perhaps their loading zones could be moved also to the midblock loading bays. In the final stage, pedestrians would have complete right-of-way; Main Street would be narrowed to two 10 ft. lanes of traffic each way plus right turn lane at the intersections. At this point, parking should be eliminated, and only necessary vehicles would be permitted--shuttle buses, city buses, taxis, fire and emergency vehicles, and some loading and unloading of passenger cars at the bus bays. The widened sidewalks should have various textures and planting, carefully studied new lighting, and a variety of both daytime and nighttime activities oriented to the pedestrian. The midblock crossings would have an overhead covering which could be elevated for parades. The canopy idea initiated at the midblock launching pads could be expanded to cover the sidewalks the full length of each block, with connections to important buildings; this pattern would be augmented by colored awnings on individual store fronts. A final but very important part of this proposal is the control and eventual elimination of the great profusion of overhanging signs which contribute largely to the existing atmosphere of confusion and ugliness. All signs should be either tastefully subdued or made flush with store fronts. -10-
Format application/pdf
Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 89471
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668hcm/89471