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  1. Clean up the S-line/pedestrian trail/Fairmont Park area.

    I recently started biking to work downtown from the Sugar House Park area using the S-line pedestrian trail to the 600 E Neighborhood Byway. Unfortunately, on my commute home a few weeks ago while riding along the S-line trail, I had to swerve around a homeless man shooting up drugs in his ankle. In fact, I often rode past several homeless sleeping and hiding in tiny areas along the pedestrian trail. Not only is it sad and heart-wrenching to see this, but also I do not feel safe taking that route to work anymore (unfortunate because it is a great…

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    • police presence to reduce guys on bikes from stealing stuff from porches.

      I am home much of the time and see guys on bikes that slowly go up and down the streets looking in each driveway as if they are looking for something of value. I've seen it so many times, it's unmistakable.

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      • Homeless population Library Square is disruptive and sometimes scary.

        Library Square has homeless people all over the grounds and the landscaping has really gone downhill as well as the library building itself. It's starting to look like a dumpy part of town.

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        • The medians need to be rebuilt or removed.

          The medians dividing many of the Salt Lake City's streets are so ugly with crumbling asphalt and weeds sprouting. They make the city look run down in some areas. Look at the medians along 1300 E between 2400 S toward Highland Dr. This is a historic district and the streets looks terrible!

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          • Reduce the speed of traffic on residential streets

            People are driving their cars too fast though residential neighborhoods. I'd like to see a big increase in speeding enforcement, a big increase in fines for speeders, and many more traffic calming measures like speed bumps put into place. For its size, SLC has an excellent transit system. Increase the incentives for students to use transit. Promote transit. The $42/mo. Hive Pass is a huge money and stress saver compared to car expenses. Are people aware of that? Increase the costs of abusing driving privileges through fines. Educate people about the negative impacts they have on neighborhoods when they drive…

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            • Fix roads.They have become a safety hazard to cars, motorcycles, and bikes. Unnecessary driving distractions.

              Haven't we become a society of watching for road damage of pot holes, uneven surfaces, and washboard roads that compromise a straight driving line and awareness of our surroundings that driving demands? We should be doing what we need on the road; watching for pedestrians, animals, and cars. All we want to do is avoid the next bump or tire blow out from a pot hole these days.

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              • The transit system and the liquor laws.

                The public transit in this city is abysmal. A range of fares should be available for a range of incomes and the schedule should reflect the diversity of job schedules, nightlife, etc.

                The liquor laws make us look ignorant and stupid to the rest of the world. If we want to attract economic activity, we're going to need to let adults be adults.

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                  • Build a bike bridge on 1700s at the railroad crossing just west of 300 west. 1700th south is much safer to bike on than 2100 or 1300 south

                    2100s and 1300 s have bridges over the railroad tracks. But 1700s has a bike lane and is much safer to bike on as a result, but you can get stuck at the railroad crossing and belayed for quite some time. I'm actually stuck with several other bikers and pedestrians at the crossing right now. Wishing there was a safe way to cross, waiting for the train to pass

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                    • Under an Overpass

                      There are tons of overpasses in salt lake city and every time I drive by or under one I am astounded by the wasted space. So many things could be built under them to make them great assets to the community. In Canada they have built parks under the overpasses, many countries in Europe turn them into pieces of art, other states like Oregon have turned the dead space into basketball and skateboarding parks. In China and Mexico they are turning these places into business and housing. Idaho uses theirs for a farmers market. I would love to see this…

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                      • Require parking strips to have xeriscape so water can be saved all over the city

                        Create xeriscape standards for parking strips so that water can be saved all over the city.

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                        • More greenspaces and more opportunities for creativity

                          Places to build tiny houses, tools for building things, green walls, informative art for walls, safer bike paths everywhere, less ugly parking lots, better downtown parking, and please stop charging so much to park in the library parking garage.

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                            • Cleanup the area around Pioneer Park (again) and dispurse the homeless shelters around the Wasatch Front rather just in downtown SLC

                              The area around Pioneer Park has once again become a center for transients and drug dealers. Perhaps camera's would assist the police in cleaning up the area. Further, the homeless centers are all concentrated in this area ... they should be distributed around the valley as well as adjoining counties (who have no shelters). Additionally, the concentration of people on the sidewalks in front of and immediately around the shelters should be eliminated.

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                                • Utilize the excessive width of our streets

                                  By narrowing excessively wide local and arterial streets, creating medians, adding walk/bikeways, etc. can have the effect of traffic calming and can lead to safer, more multi-functional streets. The reclaimed space could be used for many social, economic and artistic opportunities. Sidewalks could be widened and street vendors/food carts/open markets could make efficient use the space. Restaurants and stores may extend business into the street with patio and other kinds of seating or displays and architectural features. Landscaped medians and extended sidewalks provide additional shade and color, crossing/walking/lingering opportunities, as well as lending character and identity. Implications for public art…

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                                  • SLC should allow food trucks to remain parked in 1 location for up to 12 hours at a time.

                                    We are way behind our peer cities nationally in the explosion of upscale food truck cuisine because of an antiquated law that restricts their parking to no more than two hours in one spot. Expanding this to twelve hours would encourage more entrepreneurs in the food industry to launch their own food truck business leading to a Renaissance of great cuisine "on wheels" in town, and allowing us to play catch-up with the rest of the country.

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                                    • I would not allow special interest groups to shut down city streets where traffic is haulted for hours or randomly redirected.

                                      It is absolutely ridiculous that any exclusive group be allowed to monopolize downtown streets at a whim. Other than the Days of '47 Parade, why must all traffic be at a standstill for hours on end while a random collection of dimwits is allowed, with tax-paid police escort, to parade themselves around for all others to watch? Trying to get from one side of State Street to the other is an impossible joke during these moronic public displays of self-imposed importance.

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                                      • Get rid of all of the non city unionizing (uplifting) businesses.

                                        Having the congress, or house pass a bill to enable the city to regain its power from a bill that bans greed in business. I'll remove all the companies that are surnames and reward them for changing, and punishing those who do not change the names. No more slavery!
                                        Up with ObamaCare...the only way to keep Americans getting better is to incentive the production of unity is to have them know the laws, the regulations and ordinances and be firmly seeking refuge in the law by being obedient to it.
                                        How else do we create a one military World?

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                                        • I like that SLC county ( i only lived in slc county) is a family oriented atmosphere, I would change for the better more social work.

                                          I would involve the census for collecting opinions via telephone, so to catch or to deal with Utah's terrorist support (drug users/makers).

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