PA wants to know how to improve biking and walking in your community Online survey asks for public input toward updating state's master plan
(Pennsylvania Department of Transportation)
How challenging is it to bike or walk in your community? What would make you take up those activities more frequently? How do you usually access public transportation? The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking the public's thoughts on these questions as it updates its Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, which will outline a vision for improving conditions across the state, especially for those who walk and bicycle out of necessity rather than for leisure and recreation. The master plan will also help prioritize strategies to increase the number of people walking and bicycling while supporting safety and connectivity. The plan will be developed this year and completed by next spring. The public will be engaged through an online project survey and interactive webinars. Once completed, the plan will guide local governments as they develop their own bicycle and pedestrian plans. Other goals of the plan include: Develop goals, objectives, and performance measures for biking and walking; Make additional program and policy recommendations beyond those made in the Pennsylvania Transportation Advisory Committee Bicycle and Pedestrian Study (TAC Study) to the State Transportation Commission Provide guidance on ways to improve local pedestrian and bicycle planning and design efforts. Project timeline November 2017-March 2018: Review of existing conditions and needs March 2018-May 2018: Identifying a vision for walking and bicycling in Pennsylvania May 2018-August 2018: Development of alternatives and recommendations August 2018-October 2018: Draft Pennsylvania Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan report October 2018-December 2018: Implementation strategy December 2018-March 2019: Final Pennsylvania Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan report & executive summary The survey at http://bit.ly/2DXC9uh takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will be used solely for developing the Pennsylvania Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.