A solution to Salt Lake's pollution problem

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  • Hamath Omaha, NE
    Feb. 4, 2013 3:48 p.m.

    My parents moved to Salt Lake. A few years ago, graduate with an advanced degree, interviewed and was offered a job in the valley. When I came and interviewed for the job though, I was shocked by the air quality problem. I never knew it was so bad. Since I have a slight asthma problem, it played a factor in my decision to turn down the job. Result for the company was that they had to hire someone less qualified (in my field only 30% of the applicants meet the minimum qualifications and the jobs are frequently filled with people who can only do the job marginally). I am just one person, but how many other brain loss does Salt Lake have because of this problem. It needs fixing.

  • Corn Dog New York, NY
    Feb. 4, 2013 10:40 a.m.

    If you think traffic on 700 East is congested now, just wait until traffic has to stop every time the new Sugarhouse Trolley crosses 700 East.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 7:01 a.m.

    Lets light bonfires to really make a point.

  • Thinkin\' Man Rexburg, ID
    Feb. 3, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    At night... when it rains or snows... when it's cold... when you have anything to carry... when you carpool... when you are physically incapable... there are a lot of times riding a bike is dangerous or impossible.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2013 2:32 p.m.

    It is a sad day when the leadership in Utah does nothing to address self-evident problems.

    Utah's legislature should be ashamed of itself. When they do less than nothing, to address the concerns of the day.

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    Feb. 3, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    Nice try Mary, but adding more cars to the road will not help. One thing that might is to undertake a regional or valley wide effort to sycronize traffic lights in some fashion. Eliminate some of the bottle necks, expand public transit, expedite efficiency standards and impliment some of the recommendations that have been made recently by the concerned health professionals. No one thing wil do it but waiting at a traffic light that is stuck in on red when the other direction has no traffic for 3 minutes can't be good for the environment.

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2013 7:59 a.m.

    I travel 700 east every day and it flows just fine. There is a catch; you can't speed your way through red lights. Every day I watch people with phones-on and brains-off as they weave and jockey for that pole position, then they race up to that red light and cause a delay while they finish their latest text message.

    Drive nice, be courteous, and obey the laws. All is well.