Bike and Pedestrian Connections Plan
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|The Bicyclist and Pedestrian Connections Plan is an outgrowth of the Cranberry Plan, the Township’s comprehensive plan adopted in 2009. During the Cranberry Plan’s development, members of the community strongly identified the need for mobility options and improved connections throughout the Township and to neighboring communities.
The Adopted Plan
Cranberry Bike and Pedestrian Connections Plan
Board of Supervisors Adopting Resolution
Maps and Exhibits
Vision: Cranberry Township is a community where residents and visitors of all ages and abilities can choose to bike and walk safely and securely for everyday transportation and recreation.
Goal: The overall goal of the plan is to improve quality of life in the community by promoting bicycle and pedestrian transportation use, safety, and accessibility. The plan highlights the importance of making meaningful connections to other activity nodes such as employment, shopping, schools, and recreation among others.
A good bike and pedestrian network:
In early 2010, a separate pedestrian advisory group of Township residents, which included some of the task force’s original members, was convened. Using information previously developed by that task force, the group identified a specific series of routes for bike trails and sidewalks to better connect the community. Their list identified walking routes in all three municipal parks and along Freshcorn Road, Powell Road, Marshall Road, Route 19, and Haine School Road. Their proposed sidewalk installations included Freedom Road, Powell Road, Peters Road and Rochester Road. Focus Group Meeting, May 24, 2010
A public follow-up meeting was held on July 27 to review the working group’s route list. The purpose of the meeting was to help narrow that list, prioritize trail sites, and determine the best approaches to trail and sidewalk development. Public Meeting, Tues., July 27, 2010
In addition to owning more than 600 acres of park lands, Township rights of way which may become available for pedestrian use include over 100 miles of locally-owned roadways and strips of land in excess of 15 miles above buried sewer lines.