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.

FY2021 - FY2022 Mobility Analysis and Design Studies

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 explored 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. A summary report is available on the project website.

Contact: Sarah Moran, smoran@dvrpc.org

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, kmcelduff@dvrpc.org

Mercer County Multimodal Intersection Analysis

As part of the Mercer County 2020 Bicycle Master Plan, recommendations for bicycle facilities are provided to be 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 restripe 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 2020 Bicycle Master Plan, DVRPC is conducting a Multimodal Intersection Analysis to identify multimodal design improvements for the following intersections along Arena Drive (CR 620):

  • Central Avenue;
  • Reeves Avenue;
  • Bradford Avenue;
  • Woodside Avenue/McGalliard Elementary School Driveway
  • White Horse Avenue, and
  • Gropp Avenue.

Contact: Kelsey McElduff, kmcelduff@dvrpc.org

Delaware County Bicycle Commuting Network Project

DVRPC is working with the Delaware County Planning Department to develop conceptual plans for bicycle network improvements that will improve mobility across the county by tying local trailheads to nearby neighborhood amenities with low-stress bike facilities.

Contact: Aaron Fraint, afraint@dvrpc.org

Downingtown Area Transportation Study

Downingtown Area Transportation Study Project cover

This study assessed current and future year AM and PM peak hour traffic conditions on major roads in Downingtown Borough and surrounding municipalities. The study evaluated the impacts of large developments, local transportation improvement projects, and the relocation of Downingtown Station on the transportation network. A summary report is available here.

Contact: Sarah Moran, smoran@dvrpc.org

Frankford Avenue Multimodal Study

Frankford Avenue Transportation Study project cover

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, kmcelduff@dvrpc.org

High Street Corridor Study

High Street Corridor study project cover

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 identified 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). A summary report is being finalized and will be made available soon.

Contact: Kelsey McElduff, kmcelduff@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

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, rmacmartin@dvrpc.org

Sarah MoranManager, Office of Mobility Analysis and Design
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