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    Salt Lake City Foothill Trails Master Plan

    If you've ever found yourself gazing up at the hills behind the University and wishing there were more trails to ride - now is your chance to make your voice heard.
    Check out this link, leave some comments and check out the Salt Lake Valley Trails Society.

    https://altaprojects.net/foothills-map/#/

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    Holy crap that is ambitious!

    It will be interesting to see what becomes of it, after all the work that went into the Emigration master trail plan a decade ago (which, obviously, was never implemented in any way).

    But trails on Wire and Van Cott that are *rideable*?!? Connection to Black? Count me in! SLC deserves a trail system like this, it's about time.

    -Walt

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    Yep. Definitely ambitious, but the City is energized and wants to make this happen. Obviously, the Master Plan is just the first step and the horizon for this project is probably 5-10 years to full build out.

    The mix of County, USFS and private land has made Emi plan difficult. Also there is apparently a need for 2 bridges that will cost $250k. But we're thinking that once the SLC plan gets rolling and the trail out Mt Wire starts to happen, we can rally the Emi plan into motion. There are some wealthy, influential folks in Emi that want to see it happen.

    You're right though; Salt Lake deserves a proper, world class trail network. Thanks for the support Walt.

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    There are a lot of big outdoors companies in town. I bet those bridges could get built entirely with donated money if needed (Backcountry, REI, Enve, etc). Too bad OR got moved, that might have been a great way to drum up donations and support.

    I know it'll take time, but at least things might *start* eventually. When I lived in SLC I spent a lot of time exploring/bushwhacking up there and the potential is insane.

    -Walt

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    sweet. cool to see some purpose built bike specific trails in the plan.

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    Definitely like that a fairly large number of trails are being proposed with some bike only trails in the mix.

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    Foothill Trail System Plan | Salt Lake City - The Official City Government Website

    February 2018: Plan Review by Land Managers & Agencies

    March 28 and April 2, 2018 : Public Open House

    Spring 2018 (TBD): Plan Review by City Boards & Commissions

    April 2018: Plan Review by Internal City Departments & Mayor

    July 2018: Plan Review by Council

    August 2018 (tentative): Final Plan Adoption
    Last edited by Turd; 02-27-2018 at 11:24 AM. Reason: add
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