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2021
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Old Philadelphia Pike roundabout among recommendations from transportation study | Local News

The Bridgeport Transportation & Land Use Study was created as a planning initiative with a goal to enhance walkability, transportation, transit choices and neighborhood character within the Bridgeport area of Lancaster County, according to the study.

The project is a collaboration between East Lampeter, West Lampeter and Lancaster townships, and Lancaster city, with support from Lancaster County and the state Department of Transportation.

Following are some of the recommendations from the “Recommended Action Plan” section of the study, which is attached to the end of this post.

— A roundabout connecting Old Philadelphia Pike that would provide access to Lincoln Highway and Pitney Road.

— Widen Pitney Road to allow for dual southbound through lanes.

— All left turns from Route 462 (East King Street and Lincoln Highway East) would be made via a new street north of Lincoln Highway.

— Redevelop the existing four-lane Lincoln Highway East into a three-lane highway.

— Construct central landscaped medians and consolidated access points at key locations along Lincoln Highway to reduce traffic speeds and beautify the roadway.

— Curbing, crosswalks and sidewalks along both sides of Lincoln Highway to create safe pedestrian travel ways.

— A shoulder to create additional separation between pedestrians and vehicular travel.

— Build a trail from Lancaster County Central Park to the Conestoga Pines Pool.

— Enhance pedestrian safety and provide traffic-calming measures along the following streets located in residential neighborhoods south of Lincoln Highway and east of Lampeter Road: Longfellow Drive, Tennyson Drive, Wiker Avenue and Buttercup Road. Suggestions include speed cushions, speed humps, raised intersections, and/or landscaped gateways.

— The adoption of a Village Center District and a Village Mixed Use District within a 10-minute walk radius from the Bridgeport Crossroads.

— The following use types should be permitted and encouraged within Bridgeport’s commercial and mixed use zoning districts: Apartments over retail stores, artisan production businesses and small specialty stores to encourage entrepreneurial businesses, anchor retail stores and food markets, restaurants and outdoor dining and townhomes and other forms of attached dwellings.

— Each municipal ordinance should promote the use of shared parking within the Bridgeport Crossroads area according to the standards established in the most current version of the Urban Land Institute’s Shared Parking Manual.

— With four bus lines converging at the Bridgeport Crossroads, a bus transit hub should be considered to promote greater connectivity and transfers between routes.

Read the full report:

Apr
2020
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CDC – CDC Transportation Recommendations

This website is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

The Healthy Community Design Initiative, also known as the Built Environment and Health Initiative, is no longer a funded program and the information on this website is not being reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

 

The U.S. transportation system has been shaped by multiple policy inputs and concrete actions which have arisen from transportation and community planners, funding agencies and others at Federal, state and local levels. Today, the system is designed to move people and goods efficiently; however, there is a growing awareness across communities that transportation systems impact quality of life and health. Government and non-government agencies are seeking innovative policies and programs that protect and promote health while accomplishing the primary transportation objectives.

The Opportunity

Two women push strollers along a busy pedestrian sidewalk in East Lansing, MI.

Expanding the availability of, safety for, and access to a variety of transportation options and integrating health-enhancing choices into transportation policy has the potential to save lives by preventing chronic diseases, reducing and preventing motor-vehicle-related injury and deaths, improving environmental health, while stimulating economic development, and ensuring access for all people.<</p>

With this goal in mind, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified transportation policies that can have profound positive impact on health. CDC supports strategies that can provide a balanced portfolio of transportation choices that supports health and reduces health care costs. Transportation policy can:

  • Reduce injuries associated with motor vehicle crashes
  • Encourage healthy community design
  • Promote safe and convenient opportunities for physical activity by supporting active transportation infrastructure
  • Reduce human exposure to air pollution and adverse health impacts associated with these pollutants
  • Ensure that all people have access to safe, healthy, convenient, and affordable transportation

Rationale

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The current U.S. transportation infrastructure focuses on motor vehicle travel and provides limited support for other transportation options for most Americans.

  • Physical activity and active transportation have declined compared to previous generations. The lack of physical activity is a major contributor to the steady rise in rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other chronic health conditions in the United States.
  • Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of injury-related death for many age groups. Pedestrians and bicyclists are at an even greater risk of death from crashes than those who travel by motor vehicles.
  • Many Americans view walking and bicycling within their communities as unsafe because of traffic and the lack of sidewalks, crosswalks, and bicycle facilities.
  • Although using public transportation has historically been safer than highway travel in light duty vehicles, highway travel has grown more quickly than other modes of travel.
  • A lack of efficient alternatives to automobile travel disproportionately affects vulnerable populations such as the poor, the elderly, people who have disabilities and children by limiting access to jobs, health care, social interaction, and healthy foods.
  • Although motor vehicle emissions have decreased significantly over the past three decades, air pollution from motor vehicles continues to contribute to the degradation of our environment and adverse respiratory and cardiovascular health