039-DPAI-AIA-Page 29

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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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Title 039-DPAI-AIA-Page 29
Description Buses Greyhound and Continental Trailways together served approximately 700,000 transcontinental passengers in 1961; their number of runs has been fairly constant during the last 10 years. The two terminals are both within the Downtown. Two regional inter-city bus lines (Lake Shore and Lewis Bros.) serve approximately 500,000 passengers per year from Ogden and from communities to the south and west. The Salt Lake City Lines gives good intra-city service, but revenue passengers have decreased from 22,000,000 in 1951 to 10,600,000 in 1961. How People Move Around in Downtown Terminals As is the case with so many other cities, there is no over-all shortage of parking in the Downtown area, but rather not enough within easy walking distance of where people want to go. Approximately 25% of the Downtown blocks are now taken up by surface parking, not to mention street parking, yet for shoppers there is a shortage of nearly 1600 parking spaces within a one block walking radius of the shopping core. By 1985, Downtown will need 13,400 more short term parking spaces for these shoppers; it is evident that the underdeveloped interiors of the blocks offer great potential for the location of this parking where it is needed. In addition, 5000 new spaces will be needed by 1985 for all-day parkers; rather than taking up shoppers' parking places, these could be on the outer edges of the core where they would be less expensive, provided a way can be found to get these people into the core where they work. With regards to street parking, even in a city having streets as wide as Salt Lake City's, it is street parking (especially on Main), which is the reason for the major share of the traffic load and unnecessary congestion, which endangers the safety and convenience of pedestrians. Significantly, all of the street parking on Main Street from North Temple to 6th South could be handled by one garage the size of Temple Square Terrace or Walker Center. Pedestrian Circulation Salt Lake City's unusually large blocks with relatively undeveloped interiors, coupled with the linear nature of retail development, have strung Downtown out to the point where the shopper cannot comfortably walk the distance between the two major shopping anchors. There is a -29-
Format application/pdf
Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 89493
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668hcm/89493