Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Talking Points For Tonight's US 422 Corridor Study Meeting

Tonights Route 422 Meeting at MCCC Pottstown - from 6:30-9 p.m. in the community room of the West campus of hosted by the Montgomery County Community College, 101 College Dr

1 - Corridor Communities update their master plans to require complete streets
  • Identify gaps in sidewalks in non-rural areas
  • Identify solutions to crossing 422 on foot or bike
  • Identify bicycle improvements, especially where barriers exist
  • Require bike parking in business districts and new commercial construction
  • Traffic calming plans
  • Safe routes to schools plans

2 - Connect and coordinate existing SEPTA, BARTA and Pottstown Urban Transit services
  • Service extensions to Exeter, Birdsboro and Boyertown
  • Bike racks on all buses

3 - Supplement or enhance Capitol Trailways Pottsville/Reading - Philadelphia commuter bus service
  • Serve US 422 locally from Reading to Pottstown (local stops)
  • Use Bus Wrap to identify commuter buses place schedules on BARTA and SEPTA websites
  • Install bike racks on buses
4 - Complete the Schuylkill River Trail and integrate into the regional travel network
  • Final product - A seamless, well maintained, paved shared use path from Center City Philadelphia to Reading with good on street access to nearby destinations