Guest opinion: Rapid growth brings challenges – and the opportunity to leave a legacy

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  • Joshua Stewart Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2019 9:13 a.m.

    UDOT needs to allow a reduction in lanes on State Street so the street can be slower speed, less dangerous to cross, more beautiful with shade trees, and more pedestrian friendly. Then it will redevelop with more family friendly residential.

    The state government needs to be a partner in good growth, not a promoter of more sprawl. Every freeway widening and additional mile means more square miles of sprawl.

    They should focus on the redevelopment of the State Street corridor. Jump start it with something cool - like a big monument that is on axis with the State capital (think Arc de Triomphe). Re-make State Street into a beautiful multi-way boulevard.