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SALT LAKE CITY — A rise in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities, is a key reason Sugar House business owners and community members are urging residents to get involved in the redesign of 2100 South.
This is an opportunity to remake that main artery safer and better for business. The city will make a decision on the design by the end of the month. Sweet Streets is an advocacy group for safer streets.
"Right now, the street doesn’t really work for anybody," said Levi Thatcher, a board member of Sweet Streets .
Standing at the side of the street with traffic going by, he pointed out that pedestrians, cyclists, and cars all need a better design on 2100 South for safety and efficiency.
"If you’re a driver, you’re frustrated because there is no dedicated turning lane; you get stuck behind cars who are turning," he said. "If you’re a cyclist, where do you go? It’s really dangerous to try to cycle along this road."
For pedestrians, the sidewalks are narrow and too close to traffic that is supposed to be driving 30 mph."I think the speed limit may be irrelevant. People are driving about 55 (mph) through here," Mark Morris said.Morris owns Work Hive Sugar House and said the speed and noise of traffic hurts business. Many of his customers, walk or bike to Work Hive."Creating something that really works for everybody as opposed to being designed only for cars is certainly something we look forward to seeing," Morris said.Salt Lake […]
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