PARK CITY, UTAH. — It’s Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 18, which means a long weekend ahead and increased traffic in and out of town for work and play. Park City government is reaching out to locals and visitors alike, spreading the word about transportation resources and ideas to ease congestion throughout the area.
The city’s overall goal is to keep Park City traffic moving through education, information, and alternative transportation options (all outlined below). According to Park City government, roadway congestion increases every morning from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and in afternoons and early evenings from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Things to keep in mind when out and about as a pedestrian, while driving, or using public transit:
- Free transit – Park City Transit is free and operating with COVID safety protocols in place. View schedules, routes and COVID safety protocols at parkcitytransit.org.
- Parking on Park Avenue – Some parking will be removed on Park Avenue to better accommodate transit and vehicles through the narrow roadway.
- Pedestrian management – Please cross streets in designated crosswalks. Officers will be stationed in various locations to assist with flow of vehicles and pedestrians.
- No double parking – Double parking backs up traffic and adds to the congestion. Pull to the curb when dropping people off. There are designated drop-and-load zones throughout Old Town.
- No through traffic – Our Old Town streets are very narrow and not made for through traffic. Please do not cut through residential neighborhoods to avoid traffic. Residential areas will be patrolled.
- Plan ahead – Paid parking is available in the Main Street Old Town area. Access the China Bridge Parking Garage from Swede Alley. Don’t want to pay for parking? Park at Ecker Hill Park-and-Ride and ride transit into town.
- For additional parking information: parkcity.org/departments/parking.