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 referred to in the Plan


Exhibit 1: Existing and Proposed Bike Network
Exhibits 2 & 3 Southwestern PA Commission Bicycle Suitability Maps: Cranberry, bordering Allegheny Co. bordering Beaver Co.
Exhibit 4: Regional Connections Map
Exhibit 5: Existing and Proposed Pedestrian Network

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.

Bike and Pedestrian Plan Presentation

A good bike and pedestrian network:

 
  • Increases mobility and travel options
  • Improves safety
  • Reduces traffic congestion
  • Improves community health and quality of life
  • Improves air quality and reduces energy consumption
  • Reduce household transportation cost burden
  • Encourages self-reliance
  • Strengthens the local economy
Background: Mobility by muscle power in Cranberry is taking a giant step forward. Two years ago, a task force of CAP – the Citizens Advisory Panel which had worked closely with Township officials on developing the comprehensive plan that Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors adopted in 2009 – recommended creating a network of sidewalks, footpaths and bike trails linking together different parts of the Township. Their goal was both to improve access to local destinations and to increase the opportunities for walking and bike riding as recreation.  Bike and Pedestrian Plan Presentation (ppt) Nov. 29, 2010

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.

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