Active Transportation Plan
At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, the Department of Community Development, in cooperation with the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC), is developing an Active Transportation Plan (Plan) for the Township. The main goal of the Plan is to provide realistic, cost-effective, and implementable design solutions to improve walkability, connectivity, accessibility, and safety throughout the Township for pedestrians and bicyclists.
This project is being partially funded through a grant from the Active Allegheny Grant program. The Township has retained the services of TranSystems to prepare the plan, and Brian Krul, PE, PTOE, will be serving as the firm’s project manager.
To provide guidance in the development of the Plan, a Steering Committee consisting of residents, Planning Commission members, business owners, developers, Township staff, County and State government partners, and others with a vested interest in the community has been appointed.
The Plan will involve the following elements:
- Inventory of existing and proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities such as sidewalks, trails, and other amenities.
- Mapping of the pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
- Identify missing sections of sidewalks and trail connections.
- Investigate “Complete Streets” concepts; i.e., those streets that can accommodate bike lanes, wide shoulders, additional sidewalks, etc., while keeping the roads safe for all users.
- Implementation Plan:
- The plan will include means and ways to connect neighborhoods to both the Panhandle and Montour Trails, provide safe crossings and connections to pedestrians and bicycles traveling along main roadways including Donaldson Road, North Branch Road, Summit Park Drive, Steubenville Pike, and McKee Road.
- The plan will identify short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term pedestrian and bicycle improvements to the Township road network.
- Some of these improvements may include new sidewalks, new crosswalks, bike lanes, shared-use paths, active pedestrian crossing signs and pavement markings, wayfinding, traffic calming features, multimodal trails, shoulder widening, etc.
The project is estimated to be completed in a 6-month timeframe, with the adoption of the Plan by the Township anticipated taking place in late October.
WE WANT AND VALUE YOUR FEEDBACK! During the development of the Plan, two public workshops will be held to provide residents with more information and status updates regarding the project, as well as to solicit feedback from residents on areas where connections should be made, where dangerous conditions exist, or where improvements are needed. The first workshop will be held in late June. Details regarding the workshop will be posted on the Township website.
We hope to see you there!
Members of the Steering Committee:
Board of Supervisors
Buildings & Grounds
For any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Community Development by phone at 724-693-3080 or via email at email@example.com.