Mobility Analysis and Design

DVRPC is committed to the region-wide promotion and implementation of a safe, convenient, and seamless multimodal passenger and freight transportation system. The Office of Mobility Analysis and Design supports the DVRPC long-range plan, Connections 2050, and the Congestion Management Process (CMP). Projects focus on developing solutions that will increase accessibility and mobility, improve safety, and enhance the quality of life along transportation corridors and sub-areas in the region. Mobility Analysis and Design studies provide direction for transportation decisions based on analysis of transportation performance measures, cost evaluations, and public participation.

FY2023 - FY2024 Mobility Analysis and Design Studies

Hunting Park Vision Zero Corridor Analysis

Hunting Park Avenue from Old York Road to Wissahickon Avenue was identified as a top ten corridor for future improvement in Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Action Plan 2025. Similar to FY22’s Cecil B. Moore Avenue study, DVRPC is analyzing crash and traffic data, engaging the community and other local stakeholders, and conducting a road safety audit of the corridor to inform the development of a conceptual plan for safety improvements on Hunting Park Avenue.

Contact: Kelsey McElduff,

Pottstown Area Regional Plan Development: Safe Routes to School

Safe routes for students to walk and bike to school provide excellent opportunities to increase active transportation in communities. DVRPC is supporting the Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee (PMRPC) in assessing existing connections to schools in the Pottstown region. DVRPC and PMRPC will engage school communities and develop recommendations to increase the safety and comfort of connections for those who walk and bike. The project will also include identifying grant opportunities and providing information required to apply for them, helping PMRPC, school districts, schools, and municipalities implement the recommendations.

Contact: Joanna Hecht,

Delaware County Trail Crossing Study

In collaboration with Delaware County Planning Department, DVRPC is conducting a study to analyze where existing and future trails intersect with major roads, highways, or rails roads. This study will examine several trail crossing types and develop recommendations to ensure safe crossing opportunities for trail users of all ages and abilities.

Contact: Kendra Nelson,

Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity Analysis Update

In FY24, DVRPC is updating the connectivity analysis part of the Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) tool. The update will focus on creating a tool for planners, advocates, and policymakers to understand the connectivity benefits of upgrading a bicycle or pedestrian facility in terms of number of people connected to jobs, essential services, and other important destinations. The project team will release a survey in September 2023 where users can provide input on what kind of information the tool provides.

Contact: Mark Morley,

Downtown Access in Burlington County

With increased development and activity in the urban, village-type areas within Burlington County, the County has recognized a need to ensure the roads are safe and comfortable for all road users, particularly pedestrians and bicyclists. The County sought an evaluation of existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the identified downtown areas and the identification of improvements to enhance safety and accessibility. The downtown areas evaluated include Marlton (Evesham), Maple Shade, and Columbus (Mansfield). Read the final report here.

Contact: Mark Morley,

Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (PART) Improvement Study

Enhancing PART Bus Stops in the Pottstown Area is the result of a two-year study exploring ways to increase ridership on the Pottstown Area Rapid Transit System (PART) through visibility and bus stop improvements. The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) requested the study on behalf of the Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee (PMRPC) to build on the recent service changes designed to increase efficiency and better connect riders to regional destinations. The study produced a reference guide to help PART apply best practices in bus stop design and accessibility across the system. The guide is available here.

Contact: Sarah Moran,

Connectivity Options for US 202

Continuing the previous DVRPC modeling work that has been done for the US 202 corridor Sections 100 and 200, we would like to analyze the potential to better connect US 202 with the land uses adjacent to the corridor between the US 322 Bypass interchange to the south and Boot Road interchange to the north. Current access to the adjacent land uses is indirect and creates additional congestion and damage to the local roadways required to access these locations. This study would include developing conceptual alignments to directly connect with the business and employment centers right next to the corridor, and to revisit the concept of completing the partial US 322 / 202 interchange.

Contact: Kelsey McElduff,

Chinatown Stitch

DVRPC will support The City of Philadelphia to develop an integrated design, planning, and feasibility study for an expressway cap over all or part of I-676 in the Chinatown area. DVRPC’s work will include public engagement to develop a community vision for the cap project, and transportation analysis to assess potential mobility impacts. Learn more about the larger effort here.

Contact: Thom Stead,

Mercer County Multimodal Intersection Analysis

As part of the Mercer County 2020 Bicycle Master Plan, recommendations for bicycle facilities are considered for every county route segment. These bicycle facilities are anticipated to serve as key elements in the local network and enhance connectivity for cyclists throughout Mercer County. The goal of the plan is to re-stripe county roadways with bicycle lanes when they are due for repaving. However, connecting the proposed bicycle lanes through major intersections presents significant safety and connectivity challenges.

In conjunction with the Mercer County Planning Department, each fiscal year, DVRPC conducts a Multimodal Intersection Analysis to identify safe design improvements. The following county road segments have been or are being analyzed:

  • FY23: Clarksville Road (CR 638) from Heather Drive to Princeton-Hightstown Road (CR 571)
  • FY22: Arena Drive (CR 620) between Central Avenue to Gropp Avenue;
  • FY21: Edinburg Road (CR 535) between Paxson Avenue and Hughes Drive;
  • FY20: Parkside Avenue (CR 636) between Olden Avenue (CR 622) and Pennington Road (NJ31).

Contact: Kelsey McElduff,

Air Quality Partnership
Annual Report
Connections 2050
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Economic Development District