OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL/SOUTHWESTERN PA COMMISSION MEETING

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ORTC – SPC Bicycle Suitability Study

You are cordially invited to the Ohio River Trail Council – Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission Bicycle Suitability Study Workshop. The meeting will focus on our continued efforts to develop an integrated transportation infrastructure that promotes and encourages alternative transportation options for the Ohio and Beaver River Corridor in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence Counties. The primary objective is to facilitate the development of a regionally significant bikeway network for transportation and recreational uses through the application and continued development of a Bicycle Suitability Map.

The Bicycle Suitability Map is a planning tool that utilizes the Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) methodology. This approach quantifies the amount of discomfort that people feel when they bicycle close to traffic. The LTS assigns a numeric stress level to streets and trails based on attributes such as traffic speed, traffic volume, number of lanes, frequency of parking turnover, ease of intersection crossings and others.

When a street or intersection has a moderate or high level of stress, it may be a sign that separated bike lanes or shared use paths, are needed to reduce the stress level and make it a place where more people will feel comfortable riding. The study results will be used to identify, evaluate, and recommend improvements to the regional surface transportation infrastructure to better accommodate bicyclists, and thus develop a bicycle network, which includes the Ohio River Greenway Trail, to attract the broadest segment of the population.

Your attendance is appreciated. Please arrive promptly.

Best Regards,

Vincent Troia, President & CEO
Ohio River Trail Council

Time/Location:
July 18, 2019 at 11:00 am
Laughlin Memorial Library
99 11th Street
Ambridge, PA[masked]http://www.beaverlibraries.org/ambridge.asp