The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will reassess the overall vision of West Whiteland Township as it relates to walking and biking in the Township.
At their meeting April 10, 2019, the West Whiteland Township Board of Supervisors directed staff to begin the process of adopting the recently completed Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan as an amendment to the Township Comprehensive Plan. The adoption process includes a public meeting by the Planning Commission that will be held on May 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Building and a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors scheduled for June 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Public comments will be heard at both events. Depending upon the nature of the comments, the Board may adopt the Plan at the conclusion of the June 12 hearing.
Based on analysis from Township staff and volunteers, and extensive public input, this Plan recommends actions, challenges, strategies and desired outcomes associated with projects to improve the overall bicycle and pedestrian network for the Exton Crossroads and the entire Township. The plan is organized into six sections:
Overview and purpose
Existing Conditions (demographics, economic conditions, housing, transportation, land use and community facilities)
Public survey results
Priority projects, based on public opinion and feasibility
Plan implementation – funding sources and action steps
Purpose of the Plan
As an amendment to the Township’s Comprehensive Plan, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is designed to identify opportunities to create a safe and accessible bike and pedestrian circulation network. More specifically, the Plan identifies projects to improve the walkability and bikeability between Exton’s neighborhoods, local destinations, transit and regional trails.
Benefits of an Improved Bike and Pedestrian Network
The proposed bicycle and pedestrian network will provide Township residents and other users the ability to access various destinations safely by foot or bike. Moreover, the improved network will become a valuable community resource that creates increased recreational activity, quality of life benefits, an alternative commuter mode and economic growth and opportunities.