BRIDGEVILLE BOROUGH PARTNERS WITH TRAFFIC PLANNING AND DESIGN, INC., TO DEVELOP AN ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIVITY WITHIN THE BOROUGH

Bridgeville, PA – Funded by a grant from the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County in partnership with the Hillman Foundation, the Bridgeville Borough Council and Planning Commission recently partnered with a professional planning and engineering consulting firm, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc., to develop an Active Transportation Plan for the Borough.

Knowing that a safe walkable town creates a more sustainable and healthier community, the Bridgeville Active Transportation Project will improve pedestrian, bicycle, and multi-modal transportation within the Borough. This study will develop strategies to develop connectivity within Bridgeville, connecting its parks, library, public transportation stops, commercial districts, existing but rather incomplete sidewalk networks, regional amenities in our neighboring municipalities, all to the residential areas of the
Borough in a safe accessible manner.

There are many areas of Bridgeville that need pedestrian improvements to improve overall safety, reduce accidents, and make our community more walkable and user friendly. Bridgeville is a perfect community to live, work and shop as many essential services are accessible on foot, however there are many areas of town that are not pedestrian friendly. This includes: lack of sidewalks in areas, misaligned crosswalks, crossings in the business district with heavy vehicle traffic that are concerning, lack of bicycle areas or signage, lack of pedestrian safety signage, lack of connectivity throughout the entire town which disconnects citizens from amenities, and a lack of active transportation features for those with disabilities. The hope is that this Active Transportation Plan will build upon our existing pedestrian networks and facilities, essentially completing missing connections.

There will be a series of public meetings and methods for citizens to provide their input in this effort in the coming months. We want to hear your thoughts and concerns. Once scheduled, meeting information will be posted on www.BridgevilleBoro.com This project is expected to take seven months and be completed in early 2022.