Take a walk along S.R. 224, a pedestrian-unfriendly street
February 3, 2012
Park City staffers plan to take people on a walking tour of a stretch of S.R. 224, a road that typically is not one of the favorites for pedestrians.
City Hall wants people to look closely at the section of the state highway between Thaynes Canyon Drive and Bonanza Drive, a heavily traveled part of S.R. 224 that is used by many drivers heading in and out of Park City.
The tour is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. on Monday and last 90 minutes with a brief introduction. It starts and ends outside the Public Works Building on Iron Horse Drive. The stops will include:
Streets like S.R. 224, which is also known as Park Avenue at some locations, and Kearns Boulevard are part of the state highway system. Kearns Boulevard is labeled S.R. 248 by the state. Any changes to those roads will require approval by state transportation officials.
According to a release by City Hall, officials will analyze the different ways people use the roads for transportation. Some of the issues that Park City wants addressed include incorporating further public transit along the stretch of state highway and what measures can be taken to benefit pedestrians and bicyclists.
Park City leaders have long desired to increase opportunities for pedestrians and bicyclists, saying that the cause reduces traffic and is good for the environment.
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The section of S.R. 224 between Thaynes Canyon Drive and Bonanza Drive is critical to drivers heading to destinations like Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Main Street.