Integrating Bicycle Improvements into Highway Projects

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
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You'll learn about:

  • The Pennsylvania bicycle corridor master planning experience
  • Potential low-cost bicycle improvements that planners can integrate during routine highway and bridge maintenance project development
  • How to conduct a baseline assessment of bicycle corridors and apply innovative technologies to support the master planning process
  • How to leverage statewide bicycle transportation assets to harness bicycle tourism and support the local and regional economies

While U.S. Route 6 is officially designated as a statewide bicycle route in Pennsylvania, users are expected to have several years of road-bicycling experience to travel comfortably along the corridor. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Route 6 Alliance and other key local stakeholders, is spearheading an effort to improve bicycle safety, accessibility, and connectivity along Pennsylvania's U.S. Route 6 corridor, particularly for individuals who are not seasoned bicyclists. The result is a unique, community-based master plan that outlines how low-cost bicycle improvements can be incorporated into routine highway and bridge maintenance activities.

Learn how PennDOT is successfully integrating bicycle and pedestrian transportation into its highway and bridge planning and design processes, and how such modal integration is successfully being applied to the state's heavily traveled and scenic U.S. Route 6 corridor. Explore the methodology used to identify targeted bicycle improvements along the U.S. Route 6 corridor and discover how local stakeholders can use the recommendations set forth in the bicycle master plan to increase bicycle safety and mobility through routine highway maintenance activities.


Toby Fauver , FAICP , Harrisburg , PA (see bio)
Troy Truax , AICP , Michael Baker International , Harrisburg , PA (see bio)
Angela Watson , AICP , Harrisburg , PA (see bio)