It's a long time coming but the Governor finally announced the Safe Routes to School funding winners. The announcement was combined with the much larger Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative, or PCTI. Which is intended to fund planning and construction projects that demonstrate creative and efficient ways of addressing various transportation challenges through strong local partnerships and with careful consideration of community goals.funded
GREATER PHILADELPHIA ($18.5 million)
PCTI funding — $14,293,827
Safe Routes to School funding — $4,224,462
Bucks County PCTI
• Newtown Borough will receive $30,000 to create and implement design standards that encourage new developments to incorporate features to make walking and bicycling more viable modes of transportation.
• Chalfont Borough will receive $463,405 to install pedestrian safety improvements with connections to an elementary and middle school, the community and transit.
Bucks County Safe Routes to School
• Chalfont Borough will receive $719,734 to install crosswalks, curbing, and sidewalks along Route 202, spanning two municipalities and benefiting one elementary school and one middle school.
Chester County PCTI
• New Garden Township will receive $200,000 to study the Baltimore Pike and Newark Road corridors to develop a sound traffic improvement and access management plan in preparation for future development pressures along the corridor.
• Borough of South Coatesville will receive $50,000 to study the feasibility of a multi-use trail along Brandywine Creek, First Avenue and Modena Road.
• West Bradford Township will receive $2,000,000 to install pedestrian and roadside improvements to create a walkable, mixed-use community corridor.
Chester and Montgomery counties PCTI
• Montgomery County will receive $1,775,000 to reduce the width of Hanover Street vehicle lanes in Pottstown and North Coventry Township in order to have room to install bike lanes, parking, and a multi-use trail from River Road (South Pottstown) to High Street.
Delaware County PCTI
• Borough of Millbourne will receive $35,000 to plan for multi-modal transportation improvements near the Millbourne train station.
Delaware County Safe Routes to School
• The Borough of Swarthmore will receive $662,270 for safety and accessibility upgrades to the Princeton Avenue underpass, the main pedestrian link between the southern portion of the borough and the local elementary school.
• Nether Providence Township will receive $304,500 to install sidewalk and curbing along the north side of Wallingford Avenue, which will create a safer route to Wallingford Elementary School.
• Upper Darby Township will receive $242,893 to construct sidewalks, curb cuts, and other improvements to provide a safer route leading to the Aronimink Elementary School on Bond Avenue.
Montgomery County PCTI
• Abington Township will receive $275,000 to plan for transit-oriented development at the Noble Train station.
• Lower Merion Township will receive $350,000 to construct bicycle and pedestrian improvements from Cynwyd station to the Cynwyd trail.
• Borough of Lansdale will receive $3,500,000 to improve traffic circulation within the Borough by rehabilitating segments of Wood and Vine Streets.
• Cheltenham Township will receive $1,400,000 to construct traffic calming and pedestrian improvements to provide intermodal connectivity in a high density area.
Montgomery County Safe Routes to School
• The Borough of Pottstown will receive $224,649 for sidewalk rehabilitation, updated and new signage, and pavement markings.
• Upper Gwynedd Township will receive $1,069,977 to install curbing, sidewalk and traffic calming measures within a half mile radius of the St. Rose of Lima and North Wales Elementary Schools on West Prospect, Washington, Second, Swarley, Summit, Pennsylvania, Fairfield, Highland and Main Streets.
• City of Philadelphia will receive $2,480,000 to reconstruct sidewalks and provide pedestrian enhancements and lighting along 10th and Berks Streets past the Temple Regional Rail station to the corner of Germantown Avenue.
• City of Philadelphia will receive $1,735,422 to improve pedestrian safety and provide traffic calming in the Chinatown neighborhood along and around Vine Street between 9th and 11th Streets.
Philadelphia Safe Routes to School
• The School District of Philadelphia will receive $1,000,439 to improve walking routes in the 37 District K-8 schools to increase safety for students who walk or bike to school.
This is great news for the region