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07/13/2021 - Formal Meeting - City Council Comment File Public Comments 07.06.2021-07.13.2021 Date/Time Opened Contact Name Topic Mayor Mendenall,Representative Valdemoros,and City Staff,Thank you for the city's ongoing support of our foothill trail networks.As our population continues to swell,and more and more people are finding joy in outdoor recreation,I wanted to take time to express my appreciation for your vision and support.It is such a privilege to have a dozen trailheads within 20 minutes of our home.We've spent countless hours together as a family hiking and mountain biking all over the foothills.This wouldn't be possible without your support of the trails.In addition to enjoying the trails with my family,I am fortunate enough to be an assistant coach with the East High Mountain Bike Team.I wish you could see the joy in a rider's face the first time they clear the rock garden in Dry Creek.Or hearing them encourage each other up steep sections of BST using lines from Shakespeare's Henry V.One particularly fond memory is when a smaller,slower,and very determined,team member made it to the radio towers at the top of BST(City Creek).When he crested the final climb,and the team members already at the top began clapping and cheering him on...well,the sunset paled in comparison to the determination and comroderly I saw in his eyes.And the sunsets are pretty amazing from up there.Please keep up the great work!Best, Marcus Cazier PS:If you are not familiar with the Utah High School Cycling Association,I would strongly encourage checking them out.Utah has the largest high school mountain bike league in the nation,and has more kids participating in mountain biking than all other high school sports combined.The future of mountain biking is bright,and keeping up with trail needs will remain a 7/7/2021 16:35 Marcus Cazier priority for years to come! Foothills Trail System Master Plan 12:37 PM 7/13/2021 Page 1 Public Comments 07.06.2021-07.13.2021 Date/Time Opened Contact Name Topic Hello Everyone,I'm writing this email because of the cancelled trail project in the foothills.First of all I would like to let you know how much I appreciate the trails we have and I have a few favorites including the new downhill only bike trail°i think it's called 19 ave trail).I'm 16 and this is my first year mountain biking and I'm just finding my love for the sport.I ride for the East high mountain bike team and the sport has made me stronger and helped me make more friends.I enjoy hiking and biking on the amazing trails in this area and I enjoy the beauty of the scenery. would love to see more trails being built for the enjoyment of all.Sincerely,Justus Otterstrom I have attached a picture of me and my brother mountain biking earlier this year.*See 7/7/2021 16:38 Justus Otterstrom Corresponding Attachment* Foothills Trail System Master Plan The tent city west of the Gateway Mall along 600 W and the railroad tracks is growing again.SLC homeless population needs to be addressed.These concentrations are ripe for disease,drugs, and exploitation.Not having the money to house all the homeless is not an excuse.Other 7/7/2021 16:43 Tina Straley creative solutions need to be found.Tina Straley Homelessness 12:37 PM 7/13/2021 Page 2 Public Comments 07.06.2021-07.13.2021 Date/Time Opened Contact Name Topic Dear Council,I am a nearly five-decade(and current)resident of Salt Lake City,a hiker,a trail runner,a mountain biker and a father of four.I grew up in these foothills,and they very important to me.I don't own a dog,but I am happy to share the trails with well-behaved 4- legged hikers.I would like to take a brief moment to endorse the plan that has been in execution for the last several years.I care about all of the activities that are being accommodated in the plan.There is no question that conflict can naturally occur between a slow moving hiker and a fast,downhill bike.Likewise,it makes sense that anytime an activity is being discontinued where it was previously permitted(e.g.hiking in Dry Creek,or biking along Avenues Ridge),that the groups of people being shutout will recoil.Nonetheless,both the city's stated high-level goals, and the master plan's steps to accomplish those goals are clearly headed in the right direction.I have throughly enjoyed the new 19th-Ave downhill on my mountain bike(that is a world-class decent),and trail running the avenues ridge from the saddle.I love that the downhill mountain bikes are largely offloaded from the trails with foot traffic.I also recognize that there are growing pains.Clearly,there could be drainage improvements,and it will take time for some of the construction scars to heal.Please hold strong to the excellent plan that was in motion,staying open to the modifications that should be made from lessons-learned along the way.Salt Lake City is not the same place it was when I was a little kid,for better and for worse.Clearly,we as a citizenry,also have a learning-curve to take on,to become more skilled at sharing the incredible open space we have so close by.If I had any criticism to lend,I would simply ask for increased enforcement of dog-leashing rules that are already in place.No trail user is better able to completely disrupt the beautiful rhythm of a run or a ride than an unleashed dog blocking the whole trail in opposition to a weakly-pronounced command from its owner.I sincerely appreciate 7/7/202116:49 Paul Boyden your leadership on the matter.-Paul Boyden Foothills Trail System Master Plan 12:37 PM 7/13/2021 Page 3 Public Comments 07.06.2021-07.13.2021 Date/Time Opened Contact Name Topic At the very least,can the busiest crosswalks of the city that's not on a stoplight intersection be improved(maybe more visibility with flashing lights,newer crosswalk paints,etc.)?Perhaps someday,SLC can be more pedestrian-friendly.Can the sidewalks that need to be repaired as tree roots have uprooted them be addressed?I noticed other cities have repaired their sidewalks by buffing the parts that anyone may trip and painting it yellow.If the budget allows for parks to 7/7/2021 23:44 Anonymous Constituent be improved,can the city have cooler parks for the kids as they have in Daybreak? FY22 Budget City Leaders,As our city continues to grow and support citizens now and into the future,our trail systems are important to provide recreational opportunities.Running and biking on trails are part of what I enjoy and have been since I moved to SLC in 2000 as a student at the U of U.I have seen the trails shared and used by so many over the years and now take my kids as part of hte East High bike team.The trails provide a safe and healthy outlet for my family as we recreate close to home.I hope as city leaders you can find solutions to accommodate and keep our trail 7/9/2021 19:15 Anne Cazier systems open for all.Thanks for all your service!Best,Anne Cazier Foothills Trail System Master Plan SLC Council Members,and Dan Dugan,My wife and I moved to SLC two years ago from the Bay Area,we bought a home in the Bonneville Hills District 6 neighborhood.We have a 15 year son at East High School,and a 9 year old daughter in 3rd Grade at Bonneville.One of the things that drew us to SLC was the access to trails for mountain biking and hiking.We hike and ride multiple times throughout the week and have fallen in love with the trail system.The Shoreline Trail, especially the new 19th trail is amazing!Please continue to support trail maintenance,building new trails,and preserving the nature that is so close to our homes.Thank you for all your good work,please let us know how we can help!I've attached a few photos of our family and friends, 7/9/2021 19:19 Beau Oyler all of which were taking on SLC trails.See Corresponding Attachment Foothills Trail System Master Plan 12:37 PM 7/13/2021 Page 4 III, I, I. - it , /I, • • - - - - - _ a _ .- _ -- _ - .. 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