Early winter did not deter planners and community members from marking the opening of The 9 Line on Saturday Nov. 5.
Mayor Ralph Becker was on hand to officially cut the ribbon by riding his bike through it with community members.
The 9 Line is a new linear park and urban trail that follows an abandoned rail corridor along 900 South in Salt Lake City. The 9 Line will provide a major pedestrian/bicycle link, connecting the Poplar Grove & Glendale neighborhoods on Salt Lake City’s west side with neighborhoods on the east. The 9 Line, developed by the Salt Lake City Workshop with the City of Salt Lake and other community partners, is now paved and open for travel by foot and cycle.
University of Utah faculty and students in the College of Architecture + Planning have been involved in the project in a number of ways.
Graduate student Sean Morgan served as Team Leader on this project and undergraduate Joseph Briggs designed the logo–which currently appears on the billboard at 9th West and 9th South.
River District Gardens, the focus of the Planning Workshop taught by Christie Oostema, was also celebrated at this event. For more information, see the concept at The 9 Line and Salt Lake City for the 9 Line Corridor Plan.
More photos and media coverage about the project and celebration can be found at KSL.com.