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What do you believe would best fix Little Cottonwood congestion: Gondola or buses?

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Little Cottonwood Canyon, on Friday, June 25, 2021.

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Either a gondola or enhanced bus service is in store for Little Cottonwood Canyon to address traffic congestion at Utah’s major outdoor destination under a plan released by the Utah Department of Transportation last week.

Let us know what you think would be the best option and why in this Google Form.

UDOT is accepting public comment through Aug. 9 on a draft environmental impact statement that lays out each of the two options and their impacts.

The gondola would run 8.3 miles from Wasatch Boulevard near the La Caille restaurant to Alta Ski Area with a stop at Snowbird. That lower terminal would include a 1,500-stall parking structure and a skier services center.

For the bus option, UDOT proposes widening SR210 to create dedicated bus lanes. On peak days, buses would depart every five minutes from transit hubs proposed at the gravel pit on Wasatch Boulevard and at 9400 S. Highland.

Read more about the proposals in our coverage here.

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