The public will have several opportunities to get involved with the Mill Creek Canyon Transportation Feasibility Study. These will range from public open houses to community events, surveys, and even this website. Stay tuned to this webpage for updates on events for the feasibility study.
Past Outreach Activities
The project team hosted a booth at the Venture Outdoors Festival on June 18th, 2011, at Canyon Rim Park. Almost 50 people provided feedback and comments on Mill Creek Canyon, and filled out informal surveys regarding their activities in the Canyon. In general, survey respondents typically lived in the neighborhoods near the mouth of the Canyon. Roughly half of the respondents felt that parking availability was a major problem in the Canyon. Many people reported that they carpool as a way to deal with potential crowding in the Canyon, and half of respondents said they avoid the Canyon during peak times and days. Survey results and links will be provided soon.
Project team representatives collected data on traffic patterns and visitation during the 2011 Pioneer Day weekend, and the 2012 President’s Day Weekend. During this time , we counted cars entering and exiting the canyon, cyclists and pedestirans on the roadway, dogs and bikes in cars, and parking utilization.
Upcoming Outreach Activities
The project team will host an open house on April 30, 2012 for the Mill Creek Transportation Feasibility Study at REI (3285 E 3300 S) from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. If you would like to receive email updates about events associated with the study, send an email to the consultant project manager, Jon Nepstad at Fehr & Peers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.