McMahon recently completed the final reports for two separate multi-municipal bicycle and pedestrian facilities plans that are part of the Brandywine Creek Greenway regional planning initiative in Chester County, PA. Both projects were completed in partnership with the Brandywine Conservancy (as a sub-consultant) and had grant funding from Chester County.
Key aspects of the projects include:
- Evaluation of the feasibility of bicycle & pedestrian facilities to connect key destinations
- Development of conceptual plans for both on-road and off-road bicycle and pedestrian facilities
- Development of implementation plans with cost estimates, funding resources, and next steps to implement the bicycle and pedestrian facilities
- Facilitation of stakeholder and public involvement, including study advisory committee meetings and public meetings
See below for individual project details.
East-West Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Plan
Clients: East Brandywine Township, Uwchlan Township, West Brandywine Township | Chester County, PA
McMahon and the Brandywine Conservancy collaborated on this Vision Partnership Program (VPP) funded multi-municipal trail plan. The project included evaluation of alignment options and development of conceptual plans for over nine miles of continuous bicycle and pedestrian facilities connecting the Struble Trail, Hibernia County Park, and destinations in between. The project included analysis of existing conditions, evaluation of trail alignments and facility types, development of on-road design treatments, development of conceptual plans, property owner coordination, PennDOT and Chester County coordination, and wayfinding recommendations. The plan incorporates a broad range of bicycle and pedestrian facility types, such as off-road multi-use trails, shared lane on-road bicycle facilities, striped shoulders, and sidewalks. The trail corridor was divided into over 20 segments for implementation. The implementation plan includes next steps and funding strategies for priority trail segments.
Community engagement for the project included two community workshops, four study task force meetings, and individual property owner coordination meetings. At the community workshop, table-top mapping exercises allowed participants to play an active role in the planning process by drawing and providing comments on draft conceptual plans.
See the Report
Mill Trail Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Plan
Clients: Coatesville, South Coatesville, Modena, Valley Township | Chester County, PA
McMahon and the Brandywine Conservancy collaborated on this Vision Partnership Program (VPP) funded study to evaluate alignment options and develop conceptual plans for providing on-road and off-road bicycle and pedestrian facilities along the west branch of the Brandywine Creek corridor. The plan includes conceptual plans and design guidelines for over eight miles of connected bicycle and pedestrian facilities, including sidewalk, bicycle lanes, multi-use trails, shared lane on-road bicycle facilities, and advisory shoulders. The conceptual design plans were developed based on the land use context, PennDOT design guidelines, and best practices. Community engagement for the project included three study advisory committee meetings, property owner coordination meetings, and a public meeting for the review of draft plans.
See the Report