Park City Forward - A Transportation Blueprint

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What is Park City Forward?

The Park City Municipal Corporation recently initiated Park City Forward – A Transportation Blueprint as an update to the 2011 Transportation Master PlanPark City Forward is an ambitious and innovative effort to develop a blueprint for prioritizing transportation projects and strategies to address existing and future conditions. The purpose of the plan will look to improve safety, protect the natural environment, expand transportation choices and maintain our high quality of life for those that live, work, and play in Park City.

Park City Forward is an opportunity to envision our transportation future and develop a transportation blueprint for decades to come. Over the next 12 months, Park City Forward will engage residents, businesses, employees, regional agencies and visitors to define the transportation vision for Park City through the 2050 planning horizon. 

Results from the Transportation Strategies Survey - March 2019

In March 2019 Park City presented initial transportation strategies and concepts at a public open house. Participants were asked to review the strategies and prioritize what they would like to see in the future. Strategies were organized into the following categories:

  • Transit
  • Active Transportation
  • Roadways, Freight, and Technology
  • Parking, Transportation Demand Management (TDM), and Land Use

A follow-up online survey was also distributed, allowing the general public to also provide feedback on the strategies. More than 330 people responded to the survey, which was available for four weeks.

To learn more about the results of the Transportation Strategies Survey, click here. 

The Park City Forward Team is currently incorporating feedback to shape the improvements and investments in transportation.  

Park City will bring refined strategies to the public for further review, comment, and refinement in Fall 2019.  Please plan to attend the Park City Projects Open House Fall 2019. 

Park City Projects Open House

Tuesday September 24, 2019 from 5-6:30 PM

Park City Library Community Room.

 

Results from rMove Travel Survey.... - December 2018 to January 2019

Park City conducted a smartphone-based travel survey – called rMove – to better understand how residents in Park City and nearby areas get around town for all of their trips. 

Residents were recruited through a mailer and provided a small incentive. Participants logged all trips for three days, providing a robust set of data on trip mode, length, purpose, and route.   

300 people in 273 households logged more than 5,000 trips over the survey period.

To learn more about the results of the rMove Travel Survey, click here

Why does Park City need a new transportation vision?

Park City’s last transportation master plan was adopted in 2011. Since then, a lot has changed.

Park City remains home to long-standing residents who take pride in the city’s historic, small-town character. Yet, new growth is occurring across the region and Park City only becomes more popular as a year-round recreation destination. New technologies, changing demographics, and evolving travel preferences also continue to disrupt how people get around.

Business as usual will no longer work. Park City’s diverse community and travel needs create unique challenges for our local transportation system. New, bold, and innovative solutions are needed.

In Fall of 2018, the project team collected input from the Project Support Team, Technical Advisory Committee, participants in the September mobile workshops and community open house, and the online Transportation Values survey.   The team also examined trends in mobility, population and employment across the region, capturing the insights in the Transportation Briefing Book. Together, this input helped identify the following values as most important to Park City’s transportation system.

The values identified through these activities were critical to developing the project vision and goals underpinning the next steps in creating our transportation plan. 

The word cloud above represents key issues and opportunities described by participants.

word map trans vision

Based on input from the community, A transportation Vision and set of Goals have been developed to guide our work as Park City Forward takes shape in the coming year.  The project Vision and Goals inform every part of the framework: guiding the scenario focus areas, the performance measures and targets, and the future monitoring plan. 

The Vision and Goals will also serve as an anchor point for implementation. As demographics change, new technologies and travel behaviors emerge, and decision makers come and go, the Vision and Goals will ensure ongoing implementation of Park City Forward supports our most important values.

What is the Project Timeline? 

timeline october2018

Who is leading Park City Forward?

Park City Forward is a key initiative of the Transportation Planning department. Together, your feedback, key stakeholders, City staff, and other contingents will be led by a nationally renowned  consultant team comprised of Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates and RSG

How Can I Get Involved?

  • Sign up for project updates by sending us a message (PCForward@parkcity.org)
  • Create a bookmark to this page to get regular updates and find project information.