Measuring Success

How we CONNECT

2020

METRIC 15

Active Transportation

Track the length of new multi-use trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes created in the county.

METRIC result

Since the base year (2018), a total of 13.5 miles of new on-road bike lanes, sidewalks, and county and municipal multi-use trails (traveled by both pedestrians and bicyclists) were opened for public use. This represents an increase of 1.6% relative to the base year.

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METRIC 16

Public Transportation

Track transit ridership trips within the county including bus routes, regional rail service, and AMTRAK.

METRIC result

This metric is based on data which, due the pandemic, have been delayed and will likely be released in summer 2021. As a result, only 2019 data is now available. It is anticipated the 2020 data will have an unprecedented impact on commuting volumes, due to the increase in remote office work during 2020.

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METRIC 17

Improved Travel Time

Monitor the average travel time on selected major highways during peak hours on weekdays.

METRIC result

CCompared to the base year (2018), the average amount of time needed for a 15-mile trip on six of the major roadways during peak weekday hours in the county has been reduced by 0.4 minutes (or 24 seconds).

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Travel time is measured each year along the following major roadways in Chester County: PA 100, US 1, US 30, US 422, US 202, and I-76 (the PA Turnpike).

METRIC 18

Coordinating Utilities with Growth Areas

Track development units connecting to public sewer and water services that will be located in designated growth areas.

METRIC result

During the current year (2020), 89.4% of all proposed lots or units reviewed were to be served by both public sewer and public water. This represents a modest increase from the base year (2018).

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2019

METRIC 15

Active Transportation

Track the length of new multi-use trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes created in the county.

METRIC result

During the current year (2019), a total of 2.1 miles of new on-road bike lanes, sidewalks, and county and municipal multi-use trails (traveled by both pedestrians and bicyclists) were opened for public use. This represents an increase of 2.1 miles (or 0.3%) relative to the base year.

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METRIC 16

Public Transportation

Track transit ridership trips within the county including bus routes, regional rail service, and AMTRAK.

METRIC result

Due to COVID delays, the current year (2019) SEPTA bus and rail data will not be released until fall 2020. However, AMTRAK trips for 2019 increased by 94 (or 5.1%) relative to the base year. Small bus provider trips decreased by 86 (or 9.1%) relative to the base year.

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METRIC 17

Improved Travel Time

Monitor the average travel time on selected major highways during peak hours on weekdays.

METRIC result

Compared to the base year (2018), the average amount of time needed for a 15-mile trip on six of the major roadways during peak weekday hours in the county has been reduced by 0.2 minutes (or 9.5 seconds).

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Travel time is measured each year along the following major roadways in Chester County: PA 100, US 1, US 30, US 422, US 202, and I-76 (the PA Turnpike).

METRIC 18

Coordinating Utilities with Growth Areas

Track development units connecting to public sewer and water services that will be located in designated growth areas.

METRIC result

During the current year (2019), 84.3% of all proposed lots or units reviewed were to be served by both public sewer and public water. This represents a modest increase from the base year (2018).

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