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Safe Passage for Pedestrians across Dangerous “Hot Spots” in the ECC

10 September 2017

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Safe Passage for Pedestrians across Dangerous “Hot Spots” in the ECC

With the highest density in the City and seven arterial streets/ highways cutting through all of it’s neighborhoods,  the ECC launches a campaign to request more be done to provide safe passage for all pedestrians. See the summary of the ten year plan and what is left to be done here: CIP 2013 Pedestrian Safety […]

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Photos & Notes from Gems in the Garden Walk

5 May 2013

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Photos & Notes from Gems in the Garden Walk

” I didn’t know this was here!”, was my favorite quote on this years neighborhood walk, Gems in the Garden. Second only to , “look at that…!”;  followed by the every amazing “Nice to meet you”.  Some of these comments were from neighbors who have lived in this area for dozens of years.  This years […]

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Ten Tips for Walkers

15 April 2013

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Ten Tips for Walkers

Ten tips for those about to walk 1: Fancy footwear Wear sensible shoes – something comfortable and supportive. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fashion. After all, Nancy Sinatra recommends boots made for walking. 2: Dress your best Dress your best for the weather that is. All walks go rain or shine. It’s […]

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About Jane Jacobs

15 April 2013

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About Jane Jacobs

“Jacobs was a woman of infinite humility, compassion, warmth and generosity of spirit. She reveled in challenging conversation with thoughtful people, listened carefully to citizen testimony at public hearings, never resisted the opportunity to stand up to power and wished only for people to continue the dialogue she started, not duplicate her words… Jacobs’s thought […]

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Walks Around the World

14 April 2013

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Walks Around the World

In honor of all that is good about our neighborhoods, public spaces  and the Jane Jacobs philosophy, Jane’s Walks and Jane Jacobs walks are being planned all over the world on May 4th which is her birthday. For information about the Jane Jacobs Walk Organization, please click here: http://www.janejacobswalk.org/ For information about Jane’s Walk Organization […]

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A Walking Conversation

16 March 2013

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A Walking Conversation

  Neighborhood walks modeled after the philosophy of  Jane Jacobs are a type of walking conversation. Tour guides lead the conversation with interesting insights and stories about their neighborhood, but also encourage people to share their own opinions and observations. Participants get the opportunity to meet neighbors face to face and hear each other’s ideas. […]

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“Lighter, quicker, cheaper” to calm neighborhood traffic.

2 September 2012

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“Lighter, quicker, cheaper” to calm neighborhood traffic.

Next week the Salt Lake City Transportation Division will be installing temporary planters on 400 South between 1100 & 1200 East to remind those speeding down the street that they are driving within a neighborhood. The planters will remain until mid September. The City has 6 sets of temporary planters (really  feeding troughs filled with […]

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Gems in the Garden Neighborhood Walk – Bryant

15 July 2012

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Gems in the Garden Neighborhood Walk – Bryant

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Annual Jane Jacobs Neighborhood Walk – Gems in the Garden, University Neighborhood

16 March 2012

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Annual Jane Jacobs Neighborhood Walk – Gems in the Garden, University Neighborhood

East Central Community Council presents the first annual Neighborhood Walk (Stroll)…. Don’t miss the gems, the walk, the fitness tips at various stops along the way, the food at the end…. Whether you’re a long time resident of East Central or a new neighbor, this historic stroll  is a perfect opportunity for you to come out […]

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Newsflash: The City gives a positive response to our request for Safe Passage for Pedestrians on 100 South and South Temple!

28 August 2011

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Newsflash: The City gives a positive response to our request for Safe Passage for Pedestrians on 100 South and South Temple!

Last week the City Council approved capital improvement projects through out the city including several that respond directly to our request for safe passage across the arterial  streets that run through East Central. The City Council allocated:  $50,000 to provide for installation of pedestrian-activated flashing LED warning lights at crosswalks on 100 South at 1000 […]

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