Providing safe and convenient options to walk, bike, or use public transit to access jobs, recreation, and community facilities provides multiple benefits.
Horse and buggy
Safe routes to school
Provide technical assistance and guidance review to advance multimodal transportation options.
Transportation improvements should address all potential transportation modes, including vehicular, transit, freight, aviation, bicycle and pedestrian to provide convenient, accessible, safe, and sustainable options for all community members.
Technical assistance should be provided for projects within growth areas, where emerging transportation technology and trends such as pick-up and drop-off facilities, flexible parking areas/structures, and active transportation facilities such as sidewalks, side paths, trails, and connections to transit are more likely to be present or needed. Agricultural equipment and the use of horse-drawn buggies and scooters are considerations in the Rural Resource Areas as well as the Growth Areas that serve them. Accessibility for users of all ages and abilities, including those who are mobility-impaired, should be considered when planning multi-modal facilities.
Technical assistance by the Chester County Planning Commission will draw from the Multimodal Circulation Handbook, which provides guidance on how to accommodate all modes of transportation into land use/land development design, and includes a Land Development Review Checklist that may be used to ensure that multimodal facilities are addressed. Persistent support and advocacy by the county's transportation management associations, PennDOT, SEPTA, and other transportation partners will help to transform the prevailing automobile only mindset toward multimodal design and implementation.
Pedestrian friendly streetscapes