Way back in February when we first started the mobility planning phase of the Planning District process, we discussed the principles and objectives guiding this phase like how planning is essential at the smallest and largest scales and that transportation and land use are inextricably linked. At that meeting, we also had a chance to hear from representatives from PennDOT and SPC about the kinds of transportation planning, programming, and support they offer municipalities. Afterwards, we surveyed at least one representative from each municipality to get a complete picture of priority mobility strategies for the Alle-Kiski region. Those strategies are as follows:
Top 3 Mobility Strategy Priorities
4. 7.3 Increase Walkability & Biking Options
5. 7.1 Enhance Transit, Increase Ridership, & Promote TOD
and 7.7 Focus on Freight (TIE)
At our last in-person meeting at Arnold City's Roosevelt Park in June, we used these strategies along with map data to identify potential projects in the categories of Road, Bridge, Active, Operations/Safety, and Transit. Thanks Arnold for hosting us! And thank you ALL for continuing to represent your municipality in this important process!
Keep your eyes peeled for an email from Susan with a survey link to prioritize those identified mobility related projects. We are asking that just one representative from each municipality complete the survey. Your input will directly impact the kinds of projects we will work on implementing in the coming months!