Salt Lake City's sustainable transportation system provides safe travel options for residents, is affordable and efficient, limits waste and resource use, and supports a vibrant economy.

2015 Goals

  • Deliver transportation services that result in a zero carbon footprint and help to lessen the environmental impact of transportation.
  • Develop a sustainable, high-performance transportation system that supports a robust economy.
  • Enhance quality of life by integrating transportation with the built environment.


  • Number of neighborhood streetcars.

  • Trax line on 400 South from Main Street to Intermodal Hub.

  • Late night TRAX service.

  • Year-round Mountain Transportation System.

  • Lane-miles of bicycle lanes.

  • Lane-miles of shared use trails.

  • Prioritized list of pedestrian safety improvements.

  • Bike sharing program.

  • City parking management entity.

  • Number of motorcycle/scooter parking spots.

  • Number of electric vehicle charging stations.

  • Number of City-contracted car sharing vehicles in city.

  • Traffic signal timing.

  • City transportation phone application.

Starting Point

  • No streetcars in 2011. Sugar House under construction in 2012

  • No line in 2011.

  • No late night TRAX service in 2011.

  • Winter ski busses in service in 2011. City participating in processes and studies to evaluate options.

  • 180 miles of bike lane miles in 2011.

  • 26 miles of paved shared use trails in 2011.

  • Improvements made by request and when problems identified, as of 2011.

  • No bike sharing program in place in 2011.

  • No entity in place. Study being started in 2011.

  • 13 in 2011.

  • 6 in 2011.

  • 11 available “shared” cars in 2011.

  • Study completed in 2011, initial timing changes made.

  • None in 2011.

2015 Target

  • 2 streetcars: Sugar House streetcar operational and Downtown Streetcar funded and/or under construction.

  • Finalized plans for 400 South Trax extension.

  • Minimum one train/hr. until 1:00 a.m.

  • Participate in the selection of a final alternative.

  • Increase bike lane miles by 25% to 225 miles.

  • Develop and adopt list of priority pedestrian improvement projects and implementation of at least three projects/yr.

  • 20 bike share stations (total) in downtown and key neighborhoods.

  • City parking management entity established.

  • 20 (50% increase)
  • 12 (100% increase)
  • 20 (80% increase)

  • Implement remaining recommendations of the 2011 Traffic Signal Management study.

  • Launch phone application with real time information on transportation choices.

Current Status

  • The Sugar House Streetcar (The S-Line) began revenue operations in December 2013. The Downtown Streetcar study is nearing completion and the necessary environmental analysis to pursue funding for a first phase will be complete in 2015.

  • Salt Lake City supports this UTA-led project. A traffic study for 400 South was completed fall 2014. UTA intends to initiate a study of future rail service throughout the downtown area, but it is on hold pending funding appropriation. One goal of the study is to develop detailed recommendations for a TRAX extension along 400 South and understand how it will work together with the existing and planned future rail network.

  • TRAX now runs every 15 minutes until midnight, Monday through Saturday, and until approximately 9 PM on Sundays. This represents great progress, and Salt Lake City supports the goal of removing obstacles to extending these hours, such as the needs of overnight freight movement along TRAX rails and a lack of funding.

  • A study of Parley’s Way has begun, and a study of Foothill Drive will soon begin, both of which will consider transit connections to the regional Mountain Accord project. Through Mountain Accord, Salt Lake City is working together with UTA and other regional partners to finalize a preferred land use and transportation scenario.

  • 207 miles.

  • 29 miles.

  • The pedestrian priority project list has been created. Fourteen pedestrian crosswalk warning systems were installed in 2013. Various projects are being constructed based on the prioritized list, funding, and engineering judgment.

  • GREENbike launched April 8, 2013. As of August 1, 2014, 20 bike share stations were operating in the downtown area. Many stations in the July 2014 wave of installations are being sponsored by new residential developments to help solidify a bicycle commuting option for SLC residents. GREENbike would like to install 5 more stations (for a total of 25 stations) in 2015, pending sponsorship funding.

  • Salt Lake City completed a study to examine the feasibility of a Parking Management Entity. The study concluded that an entity would be beneficial for downtown in order to improve parking communications and infrastructure. The idea of a voluntary Parking Management Collaborative, in which financial participation in the collaborative entitles an parking operator or owner the benefits, is currently being discussed and presented.

  • 14 spots.

  • 2015 goal accomplished. The total number of electric vehicle charging stations has increased dramatically since 2011. During the spring of 2014 the first Level 3 charging stations were installed at 255 East 500 South. In January 2015 the City was awarded $200,000 from the Utah State Division of Air Quality to help pay for the hard costs of installing additional charging infrastructure. The City is now evaluating potential business models for the project.

  • In 2013 Salt Lake City teamed up with Enterprise CarShare to run a car share program within the City. Thirteen vehicles were initially made available for short tem rentals, mostly within the downtown area. The City works with Enterprise CarShare to identify vehicle locations and to provide on-street parking stalls. The City is hopeful the popularity of the program will continue to increase thereby allowing Enterprise to add additional vehicles.

  • Project complete. The updated timing plans have been reviewed, tested and implemented.

  • Project is complete. Transportation information included in the Salt Lake City Mobile app for iPhone and Android.