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2.3 Vision

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Vision 2030 states:

Transportation and mobility are essential to Provo’s fabric, growth, and character. Population growth, transportation, and mobility have become crucial factors in the city’s lifestyle, health, and well-being. Due to its transportation system, Provo is able to:

- Move large volumes of traffic on arterial and collector roads to lessen traffic in residential neighborhoods;

- Provide alternative modes of transportation such as bus rapid transit and light rail, and provide sufficient bus routes, route alternatives, and incentives to encourage ridership;

- Use a state-of-the-art intermodal hub to connect local entities such as BYU, downtown, Provo Towne Centre mall, the airport, venues, attractions, and entertainment; encourage ridership; and reduce traffic congestion; and

- Expand bike lanes and paths to increase the use of clean transportation. Trail and sidewalk systems provide safe, well-maintained and lighted areas that encourage walkability.

Transportation in Provo City balances travel demand with the need to provide for a healthy and vibrant community. Residents and employees within the City should have extensive opportunities to bike and walk throughout the City. Road-building needs should be balanced with transit projects, trails, and bike lanes. With the City approaching buildout, emphasis should be placed on enhancement of our existing system over the addition of new streets. The vision of the future transportation system for Provo is influenced by the goals and objectives derived through various public outreach efforts. Further detailed analysis and implementation strategies for these goals and objectives are defined in the Provo City Transportation Master Plan. Consideration should be given to opportunities for expanded services for alternative fuel vehicles.