In 2018, the Berwyn Heights Town Council created a Quality-of-Life Commission to address community concerns that the town’s appeal as a place to live was diminishing. The Quality-of-Life Commission made a set of recommendations, a portion of which focus on improving bicyclist and pedestrian safety. The town council then established a Walkable Bikeable Berwyn Heights Task Force to work toward ensuring safe, walkable neighborhoods. (The task force’s recommendations are found in the February 2020 report: “Walkable Bikeable Berwyn Heights.”)
Municipal staff then worked with the town’s elected officials to prioritize the recommendations. They determined that some recommendations (such as speed limit changes and new signs) were within the town’s capacity to implement, but that at least four of the recommendations require analysis by qualified transportation planners/engineers to determine whether they can or should be implemented, or if there are better solutions.
This PAMC project will analyze recommendations developed by the Walkable Bikeable Berwyn Heights Task Force and prepare an action plan to create a more safely walkable-bikeable community. The project shall comprise the following major work products:
- Evaluation of the town’s walkable/bikeable recommendations
- Identification and justification of priority improvements
- An action plan
- Cost estimates and funding sources for each action plan item