Park City Rail Trail Master Plan

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What’s Going On?

Park City, while working with the community and stakeholders, is developing a Rail Trail Master Plan to create a vision for the Rail Trail (between Bonanza Drive and SR-248 east of US-40), identifying safety and use improvements. Recommendations may also consider additional trail connectivity, environmental enhancements, mobility improvements, alternative transportation and related amenities. Your participation and feedback will help us understand how the Rail Trail is used today, and what could make it more useful in the future. The Rail Trail Master Plan is a key initiative of the Sustainability and Transportation Planning departments.

Project Timeline

This project began in Fall 2021. We started gathering public feedback in October and November 2021, and will work through the winter to analyze technical information and develop ideas for future improvements on this section of the Rail Trail. We expect to refine these ideas throughout spring 2022, and will have an opportunity for the public to provide feedback in mid-spring 2022. Following that public feedback period, we hope to have projects ready for implementation by June 2022.

Recent Events

Park City hosted a public open house for the project on Wednesday November 18, 2021, at the Prospector Park City. The event drew between 50-60 members of the public, who were asked to share their ideas for potential improvements and enhancements on this section of the Rail Trail.

Attendees also reacted to a wide range of possible amenities that could be accommodated on the trail, from waste receptacles to restroom facilities to bike parks. We received over 200 comments during the open house and we heard some recurring themes:

  • People want to feel safe using the trail, and this might mean separating different kinds of user groups on the trail or enforcement of rules and regulations
  • Wayfinding signage would be helpful so people can more easily orient themselves on the trail, connect to other trail networks, and find points of interest along the trail
  • Trail users enjoy the interpretive signs located along the trail and might like to see more of this educational content
  • People want more opportunities to sit and rest along the trail, so benches may be a helpful amenity in some key locations
  • Trail users want to be able to connect easily to key destinations along the trail
  • The natural habitat along the trail is very important to trail users, who would like to see it preserved

People were also asked to share what they valued most about the Rail Trail. This information will help shape goals and objectives for the Rail Trail Corridor Plan.

Some dogs also came to provide their feedback.

The feedback received at the open house will help Park City and the project team develop ideas and concepts for improvement along the Rail Trail, which will be shown to the public in Spring 2022.

Survey

Park City seeks to understand how the Rail Trail is used today, what could make it more useful, and who is (or not) using the trail today. Take the survey here.

How Can I Get Involved?

  • Subscribe to Park City’s social media and/or newsletter for engagement notifications.
  • Create a bookmark to this page to get regular updates and find project information.
  • Contact the project’s public outreach manager, Kathrine Skollingsberg, at Fehr & Peers (k.skoll@fehrandpeers.com), with questions, comments, or to be added to the email list.

en español

What’s Going On?

Park City, while working with the community and stakeholders, is developing a Rail Trail Master Plan to create a vision for the Rail Trail (between Bonanza Drive and SR-248 east of US-40), identifying safety and use improvements. Recommendations may also consider additional trail connectivity, environmental enhancements, mobility improvements, alternative transportation and related amenities. Your participation and feedback will help us understand how the Rail Trail is used today, and what could make it more useful in the future. The Rail Trail Master Plan is a key initiative of the Sustainability and Transportation Planning departments.

Project Timeline

This project began in Fall 2021. We started gathering public feedback in October and November 2021, and will work through the winter to analyze technical information and develop ideas for future improvements on this section of the Rail Trail. We expect to refine these ideas throughout spring 2022, and will have an opportunity for the public to provide feedback in mid-spring 2022. Following that public feedback period, we hope to have projects ready for implementation by June 2022.

Recent Events

Park City hosted a public open house for the project on Wednesday November 18, 2021, at the Prospector Park City. The event drew between 50-60 members of the public, who were asked to share their ideas for potential improvements and enhancements on this section of the Rail Trail.

Attendees also reacted to a wide range of possible amenities that could be accommodated on the trail, from waste receptacles to restroom facilities to bike parks. We received over 200 comments during the open house and we heard some recurring themes:

  • People want to feel safe using the trail, and this might mean separating different kinds of user groups on the trail or enforcement of rules and regulations
  • Wayfinding signage would be helpful so people can more easily orient themselves on the trail, connect to other trail networks, and find points of interest along the trail
  • Trail users enjoy the interpretive signs located along the trail and might like to see more of this educational content
  • People want more opportunities to sit and rest along the trail, so benches may be a helpful amenity in some key locations
  • Trail users want to be able to connect easily to key destinations along the trail
  • The natural habitat along the trail is very important to trail users, who would like to see it preserved

People were also asked to share what they valued most about the Rail Trail. This information will help shape goals and objectives for the Rail Trail Corridor Plan.

Some dogs also came to provide their feedback.

The feedback received at the open house will help Park City and the project team develop ideas and concepts for improvement along the Rail Trail, which will be shown to the public in Spring 2022.

Survey

Park City seeks to understand how the Rail Trail is used today, what could make it more useful, and who is (or not) using the trail today. Take the survey here.

How Can I Get Involved?

  • Subscribe to Park City’s social media and/or newsletter for engagement notifications.
  • Create a bookmark to this page to get regular updates and find project information.
  • Contact the project’s public outreach manager, Kathrine Skollingsberg, at Fehr & Peers (k.skoll@fehrandpeers.com), with questions, comments, or to be added to the email list.

Rail Trail Master Plan Q&A

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    Does Park City have an appetite for the rest of the trail? I know the county has shown some interest.

    Dick Stoner asked 2 months ago

    It would be most appropriate for Basin Recreation and/or Summit County to address other Rail Trail mileage, which they are currently exploring.

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    Hi, can you add me to your email list?

    Jill Orschel asked 2 months ago

    Yes, will do.

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    It would be a good idea to advertise these events a little better, before they happen. Yes, we now know about spring now, but who knew about November before today?

    sftauber asked 2 months ago

    We can add your email address to our contact list if provided.

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    Wanting to make sure that E-Bikes will be considered for continued use on the section of the rail trail that is under Park City's handling and then also for the larger development of the 30 mile rail trail with adjoining trail access for E-Bikes. I ride my regular road bike with many E-Bike riders over 60, and can attest that I am able to ride faster on my road bike that most of them (as do many other roadies)...so when we hear that people complain E-Bikes are dangerous, I have to disagree. With the aging population embracing getting out on E-Bikes, we must include them for access on these trails. Thank you

    Deanne Birch asked 2 months ago

    Thanks you for your comment. We will add it into the record for review. E-bikes are currently allowed on the Rail Trail per State Parks policy and are also compliant under Park City Ordinances.  

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    I was asked to go on a walking tour with some people doing the plan on Tuesday the 16th from 2-4 by some of the folks in the Jan's Management. I have been a guide for White Pine for several years and we use the trail daily as guides and to commute. I was not told where to meet the group. Any information would be helpful. Art Myshrall 801-244-1198 or Arthur.myshrall@gmail.com

    amyshrall asked 2 months ago

    Hey Art…I believe you were able to join us for that tour, but I am always happy to discuss your ideas further.

    Thank you, Heinrich.

    hdeters@parkcity.org

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    I would like to hear more and get updates. Thanks

    Art Myshrall asked 2 months ago

    We will be updating this website in the near future with a compilation and summary of the Open House comments. Additionally, an online survey will be circulated in the near future.

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    Not a question; would love to provide feedback. I use the rail trail 5 days/ week. 90% of that time, dogs are running around on the trail off leash. This is so dangerous for numerous reasons. My child has been bit by an off leash dog and I Have almost crashed my bike due to this issue. I don’t know how to solve for it other than have foot patrol ticketing rule breakers. It’s a real safety issue though. Thanks

    Amy asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your comment. We will add it into the record for review, per programming and enforcement of current ordinances.

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    Is this only for the Park City section or will it encompass the full 26 miles of trails. I am the past chair of the Rail Trail advisory board that built the trail for state parks in the early 90s. Thanks for your info.

    Dick Stoner asked 2 months ago

    Just this approximately 3-mile section.

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    How do we manage the use of class 3 e-bikes on these trails?

    Poepping Christopher asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your comment. We will add it into the record for review, per programming and enforcement of current ordinances.

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    What are you going to do about dog owners and their unleashed dogs?

    Poepping Christopher asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your comment. We will add it into the record for review, per programming and enforcement of current ordinances. 

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