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 2050, 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.

FY2022 - FY2023 Mobility Analysis and Design Studies

Cecil B. Moore Vision Zero (FY22)

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, kmcelduff@dvrpc.org

Connecting to Trails in Delaware County

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate how to plan and design on-road connections to existing and planned multi-purpose trails throughout Delaware County. Recommendations are being developed for connections to 4 trail areas, expanding the low-stress bicycle network.

Contact: Kendra Nelson, knelson@dvrpc.org

Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (PART) Improvement Study

Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (PART) routes traverse seven of the eight Pottstown Metropolitan Region municipalities. In January 2020, the routes were expanded to provide service to Boyertown and Gilbertsville. This service change was a direct result of a Transit Development Plan conducted by PART and Michael Baker International. The plan evaluated existing service and identified opportunities for its streamlining with the intent to increase efficiency and better connect riders to regional destinations. Since this study’s completion, both Pottstown and the Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee have expressed interest in increasing ridership on PART through bus shelter maintenance, marketing, and accessibility. DVRPC is conducting a 2-year project (FY2022-2023) to develop specific improvement recommendations for the PART system. Project goals include:

  • Identify and prioritize bus stop and access improvements
  • Improve overall branding of PART through uniform signage and design
  • Create design guide for shelters and landscaping palette
  • Identify potential funding sources for shelters, signage, and accessibility updates

Contact: Sarah Moran, smoran@dvrpc.org

Downtown Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans for Burlington County

DVRPC is With increased development and activity in the urban, village-type areas within Burlington County, the County has recognized a need to ensure the roads are safe and comfortable for all road users, particularly pedestrians and bicyclists. The County seeks an evaluation of existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the identified downtown areas and identification of improvements to enhance safety and accessibility. The downtown areas to be evaluated include: Marlton (Evesham), Maple Shade, and Columbus (Mansfield).

Contact: Mark Morley, mmorley@dvrpc.org

Connectivity Options for US 202

Continuing the previous DVRPC modeling work that has been done for the US 202 corridor Sections 100 and 200, we would like to analyze the potential to better connect US 202 with the land uses adjacent to the corridor between the US 322 Bypass interchange to the south and Boot Road interchange to the north. Current access to the adjacent land uses is indirect and creates additional congestion and damage to the local roadways required to access these locations. This study would include developing conceptual alignments to directly connect with the business and employment centers right next to the corridor, and to revisit the concept of completing the partial US 322 / 202 interchange.

Contact: Kelsey McElduff, kmcelduff@dvrpc.org

Vine Street Expressway Cap

DVRPC will support The City of Philadelphia to develop an integrated design, planning, and feasibility study for an expressway cap over all or part of I-676 in the Chinatown area. DVRPC’s work will include public engagement to develop a community vision for the cap project, and transportation analysis to assess potential mobility impacts.

Contact: Thom Stead, tstead@dvrpc.org

Mercer County Master Plan Mobility Element Analysis

This project will integrate existing volume, congestion, crash, trail, and other relevant transportation datasets and, in coordination with Mercer County staff, develop a method to highlight and priority-rank locations on County owned facilities in need of improvement. The goal is to identify capital projects for inclusion in an update of the Mercer County Master Plan Mobility Element using a data-driven method with a focus on safety.

Contact: Sarah Moran, smoran@dvrpc.org

Hunting Park Vision Zero (FY23)

Hunting Park Avenue from Old York Road to Wissahickon Avenue was identified as a top ten corridor for future improvement in Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Action Plan 2025. Similar to FY22’s Cecil B. Moore Avenue study, 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 Hunting Park Avenue.

Contact: Kelsey McElduff, kmcelduff@dvrpc.org

Road Diet Prioritization Screening Analysis

This one-year project, led by DVRPC’s Offices of Safe Streets and Mobility Analysis and Design, will identify roadway corridors and segments suitable for a road diet to address crash safety while preserving mobility and promoting multi-modalism in DVRPC's Pennsylvania subregion. Building on the successes of the Regional Roundabout Analysis and Bike Friendly Resurfacing Program, this project will analyze PennDOT’s roadway network within the five counties against established criteria to create a hierarchy of candidate corridors for consideration. This list will be cross-referenced with appropriate PennDOT maintenance schedules in search of potential opportunities to make travel safer via a Road Diet as a value add to planned work.

Contact: Kevin Murphy, kmurphy@dvrpc.org

Mercer County Multimodal Intersection Analysis

As part of the Mercer County 2020 Bicycle Master Plan, recommendations for bicycle facilities are considered for every county route segment. These bicycle facilities are anticipated to serve as key elements in the local network and enhance connectivity for cyclists throughout Mercer County. The goal of the plan is to re-stripe county roadways with bicycle lanes when they are due for repaving. However, connecting the proposed bicycle lanes through major intersections presents significant safety and connectivity challenges.

In conjunction with the Mercer County Planning Department, each fiscal year, DVRPC conducts a Multimodal Intersection Analysis to identify safe design improvements. The following county road segments have been or are being analyzed:

  • FY22: Arena Drive (CR 620) between Central Avenue to Gropp Avenue;
  • FY21: Edinburg Road (CR 535) between Paxson Avenue and Hughes Drive;
  • FY20: Parkside Avenue (CR 636) between Olden Avenue (CR 622) and Pennington Road (NJ31).

Contact: Kelsey McElduff, kmcelduff@dvrpc.org

Sarah MoranManager, Office of Mobility Analysis and Design
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