Active Transportation Plan Draft Available

The Lancaster County Planning Commission, the Lancaster Intermunicpal Committee, and the City of Lancaster announced today the release of the preliminary public draft of the Lancaster Active Transportation Plan. The plan is available for review and comment at www.lancasteratp.org.

Working together, the three entities helped guide the preparation of the Draft Active Transportation Plan. The Plan presents a vision for the future that enables people of all ages and abilities to move safely and conveniently throughout the county on an interconnected network of pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities that promotes healthy living and economic vitality. The document will serve as a guide for decision makers regarding issues and opportunities that affect bicycle and pedestrian facilities and shared use trails. It will help implement places2040, the county’s new comprehensive plan, and inform the update of the long-range transportation plan, currently being prepared by the Lancaster County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

After an extensive public input process that involved input from a Steering Committee; public meetings, focus groups and presentations; an interactive Wiki Map; and a community survey, the plan identifies County, LIMC, and City priority active transportation networks of on- and off-road bicycle and pedestrian facilities. It also includes recommendations, policies, and programs to implement the plan.

The public is encouraged to provide comments on this draft by March 22, 2019. In addition to the digital copy available on the website, a hard copy is available for review by contacting the Lancaster County Planning Commission at (717) 299-8333.

A public open house to review the draft plan will be held on March 4, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers of City Hall at 120 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA. Enter from Marion Street.

The Lancaster County Planning Commission will release a final draft of the plan on April 1, 2019, with a projected adoption date of April 22, 2019 by the Metropolitan Planning Organization.