Archive | Jane Jacobs Walks – Gems in the Garden RSS feed for this category

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

10 October 2015

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

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

28 August 2014

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Ten Tips for Walkers

15 April 2013

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

About Jane Jacobs

15 April 2013

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

A Walking Conversation

16 March 2013

0 Comments

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. […]

Continue reading...

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

2 September 2012

0 Comments

“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 […]

Continue reading...

Walkability: Making our Neighborhood Welcoming, Liveable and Safe

15 April 2011

0 Comments

Walkability: Making our Neighborhood Welcoming, Liveable and Safe

What is Walkability? Walkability is a quantitative and qualitative measurement of how inviting or un-inviting an area is to pedestrians. Walking matters more and more to towns and cities as the connection between walking and socially vibrant neighbourhoods is becoming clearer. Built environments that promote and facilitate walking – to stores, work, school and amenities […]

Continue reading...