Walkability is something we all enjoy in a neighborhood. Midvale’s Main Street neighborhood is one of the most walkable in the city, with high quality infrastructure for pedestrians, and destinations concentrated along Main Street.
Midvale itself is the third most walkable community in Utah! With an average walkscore of 49, Midvale is well above the average for Utah’s cities (average Walkscore of 31):
The list of Utah cities below is sorted by Walk Score:
|City||Zip Code||Walk Score||Transit Score||Bike Score||Population|
|Salt Lake City||84116||57||44||69||186,440|
|South Salt Lake||53||48||—||23,617|
Fortunately, Main Street is far more walkable than the rest of Midvale, with an average score of 73!
What does this mean? A Walkscore is a calculation of the availability of destinations, concentration in a ‘walkable’ distance, and overall connectivity of destinations. The map below shows how this concentration improves your walkscore:
Midvale’s Main Street neighborhood is pretty close to some interesting places, but you might never know it because of some significant physical obstacles. What are these obstacles and what useful places lay behind them?
The obstacles are transportation infrastructure. The bridges, highways, and railways that were built throughout Midvale’s history are great for connecting cities along the Wasatch Front but have disconnected the Main Street neighborhood from the rest of the city. A major goal to improve the walkability of our Main Street is addressing these barriers. A clear, comfortable connection to the TRAX station at Bingham Junction and surrounding neighborhoods would go a long way to improving the walkability for Main Street as more destinations develop in the Bingham Junction and Jordan Bluffs Neighborhoods.