The Chester County Planning Commission has completed the Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Study, which will serve as a guiding document for multimodal transportation improvements.
The region encompasses five municipalities in Chester County – Charlestown, East Pikeland, Phoenixville, Schuylkill, and West Vincent – and Upper Providence in neighboring Montgomery County.
“Since nearly 84 percent of the residents in this area currently commute to work by driving alone, this plan looks at ways to diversify transportation modes in the Phoenixville region,” said Brian O’Leary, executive director of the Planning Commission. “Of the 26 projects associated with this plan, the study committee identified 13 priority projects, ranging from trails to intersection improvements.”
This project addresses the limitations of the current conditions for walking, biking, and transit use and focuses on ways to handle key challenges, including gaps in the network, lack of connections between urban and suburban centers, and lack of access to public transportation.
The plan identifies potential capital improvements and programming initiatives to increase the safety and efficiency of the transportation network regardless of age, ability, or mode of travel.
The study provides short-, medium-, and long-term multimodal solutions and serves as a starting point for the Phoenixville region’s municipalities to implement the recommendations outlined within the study.
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