DVRPC analyzes the priority of road segments for bike facilities and the Level of Traffic Stress for bicycles, then conducts feasibility screenings in-house and with PennDOT. DVRPC and county planning staff coordinate extensively with municipal officials to facilitate an official letter of request to PennDOT, who then designs and incorporates the bike facility improvements as part of regularly scheduled resurfacing projects. After only a year and a half, the effort has proven to be a practical, effective, and low-cost use of the planning process, resulting in six improved bike facilities over 10 miles of road resurfacing. Another nine facilities are in the pipeline.
2020 APA-PA Award for a Project, Program, or Practice
DVRPC PennDOT Connects Bike-Friendly Resurfacing Program
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission