Active Transportation Inventory (ATI)

One of the top issues identified by Chester County residents during the Landscapes3 comprehensive plan update process was the need for more bicycle and pedestrian facilities in their communities. These facilities provide residents with greater mobility, true multimodal transportation options, and additional recreational options all leading to the development of healthier communities.

The Active Transportation Municipal Ordinance Inventory and Outreach project will be completed and administered by the Chester County Planning Commission (CCPC) staff. CCPC will inventory all 73 Chester County municipalities and the results will be used to target locations where active transportation facilities and the municipal ordinances that require and standardize such facilities are most needed. Staff's efforts will be aided by on-going Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) projects such as its sidewalk inventory and bicycle level-of-stress mapping.

Work to be performed with this project will include:

The primary benefit to municipalities from this project and the technical assistance it will provide will be the codification of active transportation elements into ordinance documents. The inclusion of active transportation elements within municipal ordinances will allow for this critical element of public infrastructure to be completed as part of the land development process. This project is scheduled to be complete by the end of June 2020.