ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
GOALS
PENNSYLVANIA  ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

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ENHANCE SAFETY

S1: Increase PennDOT capacity to plan, design, construct, and maintain active transportation facilities that support and encourage users of all ages and abilities. S2: Improve PennDOT processes to ensure the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians are adequately identified during scoping and included in design for all project types. S3: Implement additional education and enforcement programs to reduce crashes and provide a better sense of security for people who walk and bicycle. S4: Improve policies and practices for maintaining access for people who walk and bicycle during construction and maintenance projects.

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PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION EQUITY

E1: Integrate equity criteria into decision-making and prioritize walking and bicycling investments in underserved areas with transportation disadvantaged populations. E2: Improve active transportation engagement as part of project-specific transportation planning/design and create specialized outreach for people with disabilities and people from minority groups. E3: Improve non-motorized access to transit and other modal connections. E4: Provide ongoing outreach and education to partners with a focus on partners that focus on underserved communities.

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CONNECT WALKING & BICYCLING NETWORKS

C1: Support the development of regional and local plans that identify bicycle and pedestrian needs and priority projects with a focus on closing gaps and building complete, comfortable networks. C2: Improve connectivity by addressing bicycling and pedestrian network gaps through the transportation project development process. C3: Improve access to parks, trails, and other recreational amenities

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LEVERAGE PARTNERSHIPS

P1: Strengthen ongoing coordination, cooperation, and collaboration between federal, state, regional, local, and private partners to facilitate a seamless pedestrian and bicycle system. P2: Coordinate PennDOT planning and policy with all levels of government to encourage mode shifts, reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, and provide a flexible and resilient transportation network. P3: Improve the quality and availability of data on bicycle and pedestrian travel and infrastructure. P4: Engage in proactive evaluations and discussions on emerging technologies and mobility solutions

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IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH

H1: Continue and enhance ongoing state agency coordination to improve public health outcomes through active transportation. H2: Engage health policy practitioners in policy development, comprehensive transportation planning, and early project development. H3: Link state competitive funding program criteria to community projects designed to strengthen health and active transportation. H4: Address health disparities through active transportation policies, plans, and project selection. H5: Improve data collection and sharing between transportation and public health agencies. H6: Improve access to community health resources

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INCREASE ECONOMIC MOBILITY

M1: Promote local land use policies and practices that support increased bicycling and walking and add to the overall livability and vitality of communities. M2: Build partnerships between PennDOT, other state agencies, visitors, and convention bureaus, chambers of commerce, local governments, and private sector to support bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to enhance economic initiatives within communities. M3: Identify pre-construction and post-construction assessment methodology to determine the economic vitality of completed pedestrian and bicycle projects. M4: Improve access to job centers and downtown districts