Sweet Sugar House

(research.videos.)  I was in Salt Lake City to speak at the Public Interest Design Institute and took a couple of hours to check out a section of the old Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad that has been transformed into a transit greenway. Similar to the Atlanta Beltline, Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis, or Dequindre Cut in Detroit, this is the first project of this type that has transit service already up and running. Formerly known as the Sugar House Line, the S-Line Streetcar connects the Sugar House business district and the independent South Salt Lake City to the regional light-rail system with seven stops on a two-mile route. The streetcar operates on a single-track for most of its route, but space has been reserved for a future second track. The remainder of the narrow rail bed has become a greenway and includes a critical link of Parley’s Trail for its entire length. Check out the video below.  >> Ryan Gravel

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Check out Friends of the S-Line.

Map it at its eastern end at McClelland Street; or its western end at TRAX’s Central Pointe Station.

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