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Enhancing the Transit Environment

This document illustrates how recommendations from the Multi-Modal Handbook and SEPTA’s Bus Stop Design Guidelines can be applied to key locations in Chester County. The document includes case studies of conceptual improvements at nine existing bus stops intending to position these projects for potential grant funding or development/redevelopment opportunities. View Document.

Multi-Modal Circulation Handbook for Chester County, PA

A consolidated reference guide on how to incorporate all transportation modes into contemporary land development site design. View Publication

Baltimore Pike for Everyone—Complete Street Strategies

This plan aims to transform Baltimore Pike into a "complete street" by recommending improvements to increase the safety of any user regardless of their mode of travel, age, or ability. Baltimore Pike for Everyone includes recommendations for facility improvements, a review of each municipality's ordinances, a model complete streets resolution, and additional resources for implementing complete streets. View Publication

Chester Valley Trail Brochure

The Chester Valley Trail brochure showcases one of the most popular recreation and commuter trails in the region. The brochure features a brief history of the trail, trail/contact information, and a map comprised of trailhead locations, mile markers and places of interest. The Chester Valley Trail travels 13+ miles through the heart of Chester County. When completed this 19 mile regional multi-use trail will link Exton, Great Valley, King of Prussia, and Schuylkill River Trail (to Philadelphia). Extensions of the trail west to Downingtown and Atglen are currently being studied. View Brochure

For more information about the Chester Valley Trail please go to Chester County Parks and Facilities website.

CoverChester County Public Transportation Plan

A bold and ambitious plan for public transportation that will redefine the commuter preferences, facilities, and experiences for Chester County residents and workers over the next 25 years. This plan was designed to achieve the objectives of the transportation goal of the county's 2014 Strategic Plan - "Enhance access to and use of transportation systems to reduce traffic congestion."

The vision of the plan is derived directly from Landscapes2: "Provide an affordable, reliable, and accessible public transportation network to offer mobility, encourage favorable land use patterns, sustain the environment, and alleviate congestion within designated growth areas." View Publication | View Executive Summary

cover2015 Transportation Improvements Inventory

The Transportation Improvements Inventory (TII) is a comprehensive record of known transportation needs and projects within Chester County. The TII is updated biennially and contains projects that have been recommended to the Planning Commission by municipalities and other stakeholders over time. It includes 517 proposed roadway, bridge, bicycle and pedestrian, freight, and transit projects with a total estimated cost of $4.7 billion. View Publication

coverAtglen Station Concept Plan

The Atglen Station Concept Plan identifies the preferred station arrangement, parking, bicycle and pedestrian amenities for a new train station in Atglen Borough. The Plan includes station renderings, a conceptual operating plan for SEPTA service to Coatesville, Parkesburg, and Atglen, a rail improvement plan, and cost estimates. View Publication

coverCentral Chester County Bicycle and Pedestrian Circulation Plan

The Chester County Planning Commission worked with seven municipalities to prepare a coordinated action plan to address transportation, public health, and the environment through improvements to walking, bicycling, and public transportation. The Central Chester County Bicycle & Pedestrian Circulation Plan identified "missing links" in the transportation systems plus cost estimates and priorities for implementation. The plan also made regulatory recommendations for local ordinances and official maps. View Publication

Chester County Ride Guide

The Chester County Planning Commission in partnership with Chester County Human Services Department, Chester County Department of Community Development, and county transit agencies created a Ride Guide showcasing Chester County's transit system. The Ride Guide serves as a one-stop resource to inform and direct transit users to the appropriate transit options that address their particular transportation needs. We encourage anyone who is an existing or potential transit user within Chester County to explore what the Ride Guide has to offer. View Website

coverCommuting in Chester County

Report presents data describing journey to work characteristics for residents and workers in Chester County. It includes origins and destinations of trips and mode of travel.

coverTravel Time Surveys, 2000-2009

Presents a summary of travel time surveys conducted on major roadways in Chester County over the last decade. The data sheet reports county-wide results, specific trends, and identifies major factors affecting travel speeds in Chester County. Noteworthy from the data sheet, county-wide travel speeds decreased 3.5 miles per hour between 2000 and 2009 based on the seven routes surveyed. View Publication

Technical Memorandums

As the County's long-range transportation plan develops, technical memorandums will be published and made available for public review. Different modes of travel will be addressed with background information, analyses, discussion of issues, and recommendations.