The Borough of Hellertown

…...“Cherishing Our Past.... Embracing the Future”

Walkability and Pedestrian Movement

Main Street Corridor


BACKGROUND


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


MAIN STREET, HELLERTOWN


HELLERTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

MAIN STREET PEDESTRIAN CROSSING STUDY



ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION POINTS



COST? FUNDING SOURCES



A Special Joint Meeting of Hellertown Borough Council and Hellertown Planning Commission May 9th 2017 at 7:00 pm at Borough Hall

2011 Walkability Study and Smart Transportation Plan

Review and Discuss – what recommendations have been implemented, on-going or need to be completed?


Crosswalks and ADA

Understanding the Benefits of Complete Streets

Approximately 2 miles in length

Typically 39’ wide:  2-8’ parking , 2-11.5 travel lanes

Narrows to 36.5’ at Hampton, Narrows to 37’ at Rite Aid

20,000+ ADV

30 MPH speed limit

Narrative

Intersections Pedestrian Count

Intersections Vehicles with Speed

- Petition Penndot to lower speed limit to 25 mph

- Upgrade street lights to LED

 - Public Works install thermal tape at worn crosswalks

- Target intersections with Main St. – Thomas, Clarke, Linden, Chestnut, Wagner, Hampton, Easton, Saucon

- Determine intersections best suited for bump outs – concerns trucks, plowing, sweeping

- Increase pedestrian crossing time at signalized intersections. Addition of a countdown indicator at

signalized intersections

- Determine mid-block crossings best suited for lit crosswalks or Rapid flashing beacon

- Identify areas in need of street trees

- TAP – Transportation Alternatives Program – PennDot 100% construction

- Multi-module – PennDot requires 30% match

- Community Investment Partnership Program – Northampton County

- Community Development Block Grant – Northampton County

- Automated Red Light

- Local Funding