Mobility Analysis and Design

DVRPC is committed to the region-wide promotion and implementation of a safe, convenient, and seamless multimodal passenger and freight transportation system. The Office of Mobility Analysis and Design supports the DVRPC long-range plan, Connections 2045, and the Congestion Management Process (CMP). Projects focus on developing solutions that will increase accessibility and mobility, improve safety, and enhance the quality of life along transportation corridors and sub-areas in the region. Mobility Analysis and Design studies provide direction for transportation decisions based on analysis of transportation performance measures, cost evaluations, and public participation.

FY2020 - FY2021 Mobility Analysis and Design Studies

Cecil B. Moore Vision Zero

Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic-related deaths and severe injuries, while increasing safety, health, and mobility for all. As part of the City of Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Action Plan 2025, the City identified priority corridors and intersections for future improvement under a Vision Zero Capital Plan. Cecil B. Moore Avenue from Willington Street to 10th Street was identified as a top ten corridor. 

DVRPC is analyzing crash and traffic data, engaging the community and other local stakeholders, and conducting a road safety audit of the corridor to inform the development of a conceptual plan for safety improvements on Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

Contact: Kelsey McElduff,

Ben Franklin Bridge Eastbound Access Study

The eastbound entrance to the Ben Franklin Bridge is surrounded by attractions and amenities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders. This project will explore alternatives for roadway reconfiguration as well as other streetscape improvements to provide multimodal connections between the pedestrian bridge path and nearby amenities on the Philadelphia side.

Contact: Sarah Moran,

Bristol Traffic Study

The recently completed interchange between I-95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike will have a dramatic effect on freight services and local mobility in Bristol Township, Bristol Borough, and the Lower Bucks County area. The new connection has the potential to modify market attractiveness, development and traffic patterns. This study assessed the growth that may arise as a result of the new interchange, and identified transportation improvements to accommodate future mobility needs and freight service. The report is available here.

Contact: Sarah Moran,

CR 636 Multimodal Intersection Analysis

Mercer County is planning to restripe CR 646 and other roadways with bicycle lanes when they are due for repaving. These bicycle facilities are anticipated to serve as key elements in the local network and enhance connectivity for cyclists throughout Mercer County. County Route 636 provides a wide cartway and is designed for higher speeds and volume than it currently serves, making the roadway a candidate for bicycle lane installation. However, connecting the proposed bicycle lanes through major intersections presents significant safety and connectivity challenges. DVRPC will conduct a CR 636 Multimodal Intersection Analysis to identify multimodal design improvements for the following intersections along Parkside Avenue (CR 636):

  • Parkside Avenue (CR 636) & Route 31; and
  • Parkside Avenue (CR 636) & Olden Avenue (CR 622).

Contact: Kelsey McElduff,

Downingtown Area Transportation Study
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This study will assess current and future year AM and PM peak hour traffic conditions on major roads in Downingtown Borough and surrounding municipalities. The study will evaluate the impacts of large developments, local transportation improvement projects, and the relocation of Downingtown Station on the transportation network. Recommendations to improve traffic flow and multimodal facilities will be identified for further study.

Contact: Camden Palvino,

Frankford Avenue Multimodal Study
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The Frankford Avenue Multimodal Study analyzed the conditions along Frankford Avenue between Cheltenham Avenue and Rhawn Street with the goal of improving safety and predictability for all users. It examined opportunities to slow vehicular traffic, improve walkability, mitigate current loading challenges, and enhance safety for all roadway users. The report is available here.

Contact: Kelsey McElduff,

High Street Corridor Study
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The High Street corridor is the Pottstown Area's primary small business commercial corridor and main street. Multimodal access, efficient traffic circulation, and beautification along this corridor are important to the livability and economic vitality of the Pottstown region. The High Street Corridor Study will identify multimodal design improvements for High Street between the western boundary of West Pottsgrove Township (Quarry Road) and the eastern boundary of Lower Pottsgrove Township (Rupert Road).

Contact: Kelsey McElduff,

PA Turnpike Interchange Study
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As part of Montgomery County's 2015 Turnpike Corridor Reinvestment Project, the county identified a need for seven new or modified PA Turnpike (I-276) interchanges. DVRPC conducted traffic studies for three of the proposed new interchanges: at Henderson Road in Upper Merion Township, and at Welsh Road and Virginia Drive in Upper Dublin Township. The construction of new interchanges at these locations would increase PA Turnpike access for many communities, supporting the revitalization of business parks in these two areas. This DVRPC study analyzed local traffic impacts by modeling existing and future (2045) traffic patterns in the AM and PM peak hours.

Contact: Kelsey McElduff,

University City Multimodal Analysis

In partnership with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, DVRPC is conducting a study to evaluate multimodal transportation in and around University City. The project aims to support the growth of University City as a regional asset while managing congestion with multi-modal strategies.

Contact: Reuben MacMartin,

US 202 Operations Analysis
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The US 202 Operations Analysis is a multiphase project. The objective of this study is to make recommendations for operational improvements on segments of US 202 Section 100 and Section 200.

FY20: The US 202 Section 200 study area includes US 202 from West Chester Pike to the PA 100 Exit.
Contact: Camden Palvino,

FY19: The US 202 Section 100 study area includes US 202 from S. Matlack Street to Skiles Boulevard.
Contact: Camden Palvino,

Sarah MoranManager, Office of Mobility Analysis and Design
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