Salt Lake City installing fence south of Gateway to address safety concerns

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  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    March 23, 2017 3:15 p.m.

    Ironically
    A fence makes it more likely for someone to get stuck on the track because they have no where to go when caught in bad place

    How can it be Jaywalking when there is a painted crosswalk

  • Fitz Salt Lake City, UT
    March 22, 2017 9:22 a.m.

    Perhaps fencing Trax lines should be done in a lot more places. But then it may not look pretty, so UTA will let people cross the track where ever the want, like Main Street from South Temple to 500 South.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    March 20, 2017 4:27 p.m.

    I drive for UTA. I see people on the trax line all the time. Once I saw an older lady pushing a cart along the line by the library. I saw a lady with small children caught between a front runner and a high speed freight train on 600 West. As far as I am concerned UTA can't build enough fences to keep people out of harms way.

  • stanfunky Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2017 9:26 a.m.

    It's a fence for safety, just like the one 2 blocks away at the arena, where people used to pour across to the TRAX station en-masse and ignore crosswalks. Nothing to see here everyone, move along.

  • No One Of Consequence West Jordan, UT
    March 20, 2017 8:43 a.m.

    Sometimes a fence is just a fence.

  • Rocket Science Brigham City, UT
    March 20, 2017 7:47 a.m.

    It's all about money. A friend who went to the NCAA tournament games commented on parking walking to the games and all the vagrants aggressively asking for money. He said it was kinda scary. He said I guess they figure if you can spend the kinda money NCAA games cost they would figure you could spare 5 bucks.

    The purpose of the fence is to hold back or discourage at least some of the indigent from being at the Gateway. It's the same reason they want to move the shelter away from Gayeway. Yet the shelter was there before the gateway.

  • Lone Eagle Aurora, CO
    March 20, 2017 6:18 a.m.

    How's that? A border fence? For security? Say it ain't so.

  • 1hemlock Tooele, Utah
    March 20, 2017 5:09 a.m.

    Build the wall

  • taxingthepoor SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    March 20, 2017 4:37 a.m.

    Salt Lake City is just amazing. They can't even wait until the county builds a new shelter outside of their city to ship their homeless to. Now they are building a Wall to keep the homeless out of Gateway. What's next ? The Great and Powerful Salt Lake ?