Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) has created a series of online interactive story maps developed specifically for each subregion on the Wasatch Front. The story maps provide a robust data set of historical trends and existing conditions, including how land is currently being used, transit use, active transportation routes, job and education accessibility, transportation and housing costs, etc.
The maps were used throughout the visioning and outreach process of the Wasatch Choice 2050 Vision and 2019 - 2050 Regional Transportation Plan to provide spatial information on key transportation and growth-related topics in the area. The data visualization tool was used to prompt stakeholders to look forward and envision desirable ways in which the area could grow over the next thirty years. From this outreach, WFRC created three land use and transportation scenarios to be tested and compared through a broad set of 12 quality of life performance measures. These scenarios will be reviewed, and community input will be used to create a final preferred land use and transportation plan.