Community Health

coverBaltimore Pike for Everyone — Complete Street Strategies (2015)

This plan aims to transform Baltimore Pike into a "complete street" by recommending improvements to increase the safety of any user regardless of their mode of travel, age, or ability. Baltimore Pike for Everyone includes recommendations for facility improvements, a review of each municipality's ordinances, a model complete streets resolution, and additional resources for implementing complete streets. View Publication

coverCentral Chester County Bicycle and Pedestrian Circulation Plan (2013)

The Chester County Planning Commission worked with seven municipalities to prepare a coordinated action plan to address transportation, public health, and the environment through improvements to walking, bicycling, and public transportation. The Central Chester County Bicycle & Pedestrian Circulation Plan identified "missing links" in the transportation systems plus cost estimates and priorities for implementation. The plan also made regulatory recommendations for local ordinances and official maps. View Publication

CoverChester County Public Transportation Plan (2014)

A bold and ambitious plan for public transportation that will redefine the commuter preferences, facilities, and experiences for Chester County residents and workers over the next 25 years. This plan was designed to achieve the objectives of the transportation goal of the county's 2014 Strategic Plan - "Enhance access to and use of transportation systems to reduce traffic congestion."

The vision of the plan is derived directly from Landscapes2: "Provide an affordable, reliable, and accessible public transportation network to offer mobility, encourage favorable land use patterns, sustain the environment, and alleviate congestion within designated growth areas." View Project Website

coverChester County Ride Guide (updated 2017)

The Chester County Planning Commission in partnership with Chester County Human Services Department, Chester County Department of Community Development, and county transit agencies created a Ride Guide showcasing Chester County's transit system. The Ride Guide serves as a one-stop resource to inform and direct transit users to the appropriate transit options that address their particular transportation needs. We encourage anyone who is an existing or potential transit user within Chester County to explore what the Ride Guide has to offer. View Website

coverMulti-Modal Circulation Handbook for Chester County, PA (updated 2016)

A consolidated reference guide on how to incorporate all transportation modes into contemporary land development site design. View Publication

coverOpen Space Planning: A Guide for Municipalities

This guidebook is intended to help municipalities conduct open space planning as part of their overall municipal comprehensive planning. View Publication

coverRoad MAPP to Health: Chester County's Community Health Improvement Plan

RoadMAPP to Health is a county-wide collaborative effort to assess the health of our community, identify the specific health issues and health-related social service needs, and develop a Community Health Improvement Plan to address them. View Webpage

coverTrail & Path Planning: A Guide for Municipalities

This guidebook is intended to assist municipalities that wish to address trails and paths in their comprehensive plan, official map and zoning and subdivision and land development ordinances. It can also be used by individuals who wish to learn more about how public trails and paths are planned and constructed by local governments. View Publication