Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
A bicyclists rides in downtown in Salt Lake City Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. South Salt Lake is looking to shift the roadway from the current two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane and bike lanes.
SOUTH SALT LAKE — The city is considering a change to the configuration of 2700 South.
South Salt Lake is looking to shift the roadway from the current two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane and bike lanes.
The results of a study indicate the redesign would have minimal impact on 2700 South to automobile traffic, according to a press release from the city. For bicyclists, the change would have significant improvements, the city said, and it would be a good first step toward a citywide bicycle network.
Travel times between the existing roadway configuration and the new configuration are estimated to increase by roughly 10 seconds between 300 West and 500 East westbound and eastbound in the morning. The eastbound afternoon travel time is estimated to increase by 90 seconds.
South Salt Lake said that it is likely that if 2700 South were reduced to three lanes, there would be a reduction in crash frequency, slower speeds, and a more livable street.