There’s been a lot of talk lately about the myriad of problems in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons. One solution is to not allow parking in these canyons. For anyone.
Now, before you hurt yourself laughing, try to understand the logic. This strategy unfairly discriminates against every user group. The goal, remember, is to save the canyons, not to make everyone happy.
Let the free enterprise system figure out who will set up continuously running shuttle buses (with bike and ski racks), that is, UTA, the ski areas, Uber, private bus services, whoever. We could start tomorrow with the existing infrastructure.
And consider the message this strategy ultimately sends to the world: We are serious about fixing our community’s problems. After all, it’s not about hiking or biking or wilderness or water quality, it’s about people moving and moving people.
Martin Neunzert, Ogden