Envision streets without speeders
April 17, 2009
Park City officials have scheduled an open house to gather ideas about how to curb speeding drivers on some streets in Prospector and Park Meadows.
The event is slated from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 in Room 201 of the Park City Library and Education Center.
Jon Weidenhamer, who manages City Hall’s economic development programs, said streets that will be discussed include:
Wyatt Earp Way
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Lucky John Drive
American Saddler Drive
Weidenhamer said options for the streets include new road stripes, signs, curbs, speed bumps, pavement bulb-outs and redoing intersections. Revenues from a voter-authorized bond to improve pedestrian and bicycling routes would pay for the upgrades.
City Hall officials and representatives from a consulting firm retained by the city are expected to attend.
Weidenhamer said he expects a "pretty focused but passionate group" to attend the Tuesday event.
After the open house, city officials will finalize a package of recommendations that will be presented to Mayor Dana Williams and the Park City Council during their budget talks, which are slated to begin shortly. The elected officials will decide which upgrades to fund.
Weidenhamer said minor projects could start as early as the summer.
For more information about the Tuesday event, call Heinrich Deters, another city official involved with the work, at 615-5205.
Speeding drivers have long upset people throughout Park City. The Police Department and the city’s Public Works Department have used a variety of techniques to keep speeding down, with varying success. Some of the measures have included posting electronic signs that display a driver’s speed and stepping up speeding patrols by police officers.