Salt Lake County wants the community to weigh in on Emigration Canyon safety issues

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The following is a news release from Salt Lake County.

Emigration Canyon, UT – Citizens interested in the future of Emigration Canyon can participate in a new working group that will recommend solutions to solve the canyon’s long-standing safety issues. The Emigration Canyon Roadway Safety Working Group will present their recommendations to the Salt Lake County Council in October.

“Emigration Canyon’s beauty, proximity to the urban core, and rural feel make it a desirable location for cyclists, hikers, and the hundreds of people who live there,” said Township Executive Patrick Leary. “Community involvement is at the core of what we do as we plan for the future we choose in Emigration Canyon.”

Leary says a lot can be done to make Emigration Canyon safer for its residents and visitors. The work group will analyze the different needs of canyon users and recommend how Salt Lake County can balance these needs while improving infrastructure, signage and policies to ensure the canyon is safe and enjoyable for everyone.

Leary encourages those interested to apply to be a member of the working group by visiting the Salt Lake County Township Services website at http://www.slco.org/townships. Applications are due by May 28.

Leary says the Emigration Canyon Roadway Working Group is the result of a February 2014 resolution passed by the Salt Lake County Council. The resolution, established to address the safety issues in the canyon, was the result of collaboration between Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, the County Council, Township Office, Emigration Canyon Community Council and the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee.