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Client

Upper Darby Township
100 Garrett Road, Rm 301
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Project Completion Date

Summer 2013

Project Overview

TPD was contracted by the Township of Upper Darby to complete a study of traffic, parking, land use, façade, streetscape and market conditions for West Chester Pike (S.R. 0003) in Delaware County, just outside of the City of Philadelphia. The project was funded through the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission TCDI program.

The project included a study of one mile section of West Chester Pike that connects to the major SEPTA transit hub: the 69th Street Terminal. Within the study area, West Chester Pike varies from a 4 to 6 lane cross section, passes through a variety of land use contexts, and serves a variety of road users including cyclists and pedestrians, various bus routes and trolley lines as well as connecting directly into a passenger rail station with access to high speed rail, heavy rail/subway service, trolley and bus service.

As part of the study, a complete streets analysis was completed that resulted in the development of a center median bikeway option that was approved and supported by various stakeholders for the project.

The corridor land use and transportation plan identifies an integrated set of multi-modal solutions for the corridor with the goal of creating a safe vibrant urban retail corridor while enhancing regional connectivity and supporting smart growth principals for the southeastern PA region. TPD also developed a project phasing plan, cost estimates and developed a funding sources matrix for use in identifying creative funding combinations.

TPD’s public involvement tasks included development of a parking survey, a pre-design feedback questionnaire, key stakeholder coordination and two public meetings. TPD also proposed and organized a funding round table event. Project related tasks included: Traffic and Corridor Safety Analysis, Streetscape and Façade Study, Land Use Studies, Intermodal Needs Evaluation, Parking Inventory and Needs Evaluation, Business Parking Survey, Pre-design Questionnaire, Stakeholder Coordination, Public Involvement Meetings, Conceptual Plan Development, Cost Estimates, Project Phasing Plan, Funding Source Identification, SEPTA Coordination, PennDOT and County Coordination, and Funding Round Table Event.