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27th Annual Road/Bridge Safety Improvement Program Doylestown Township Bike & Hike Path 2009 Award Winner ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED The decision was made to run the path through the college because the campus falls right in the middle of the four schools planners were aiming to connect. The challenge of planning this path was that there was no way to get through the campus without going over or under the railroad tracks. It was decided that going over the tracks would cause serious safety concerns. Working with Septa to widen and improve the bridge allowed for a safer route for travelers, and extended the life of a bridge that was over 100 years old at the time. The planning stages also helped address stormwater management problems on campus by incorporating a drainage improvement plan with the path construction. AFTER the IMPROVEMENT RESOURCE UTILIZATION BEFORE The Bike and Hike Trail plan is an integral part of Doylestown Township’s comprehensive plan, which PROJECT DESCRIPTION was amended in 2008 to include the Bike and Hike Doylestown Township, in sharing goals with the Doylestown Community Bike & Hike map. The process gets the township one step closer Committee (DCBH), has established over 16 miles of Bike and Hike paths over the past 15 to completing a comprehensive trails system years to help contribute to the health, safety and well-being of township residents. In 2004, throughout the community. The project’s largest the DCHB began plans to extend a trail from Rt. 202 and New Britain Road through Delaware problem was the one-lane, aging bridge, which would Valley College, connecting local schools (Central Bucks West High School, Lenape Middle have to be replaced to make room for the Bike and School and Doylestown Elementary) with Wells Road (Kutz Elementary). The path will help Hike path. The committee commenced design work build a more-cohesive and safe community by connecting college students, residents and on the trail, and secured $859,000 in Safe Routes to visitors to the wonderful facilities in Doylestown and New Britain Townships. School grants from PennDOT. It also enlisted the help of SEPTA, which donated $202,397.68 in funds SAFETY and also helped with the design and construction work. Total cost of the project was $1,200,530.59 A major focus of the Delaware Valley College Path (DVCP) was to improve safety for the residents living, working and learning in the community. DVC students now have a safe way to get from their campus and into town. The bridge was heightened and expanded from one TIMELINESS lane to two, which now enables emergency vehicles to pass, therefore improving the safety This project utilized the entire community and and welfare of the students on campus. Students at the local primary and secondary schools helped private industry, government, non-profit, will also benefit from this renovation. The trails were created to address many concerns, volunteer and educational facilities realize that often noting the obstacles that stood in the way of people’s enjoyment of walking around the working together is the most cost-effective and neighborhood. However, the scope of the focus was widened with a member of the committee smart way to get things done. It would have been had her niece tragically killed while riding a bike on a narrow road. The addition of Bike and impossible for all of the funding organizations to Hike trails, particularly in the heavy-pedestrian areas (like DVC), will certainly help prevent achieve all of their goals on their own. This was not further tragedies. a small or easy project, but by pooling resources and working together, it was completed in four years. It MEASUREABLE IMPROVEMENT took vision and foresight on behalf of the DBHC to see this work through. The DCBH committee meets monthly and does a majority of the planning for the trails throughout the community. The committee is comprised of Doylestown Township staff and residents, Doylestown Borough staff and residents, a Chalfont Borough resident, New Britain Borough staff and a representative from Delaware Valley College Delaware Valley Hospital. The committee, which also enlists the help of township consultants, created a comprehensive Bike and Hike map in 1999, which outlines the long-term plans for the entire trail system. In 2001, Doylestown received a special honor from the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of a “dozen distinctive destinations” in the United States, and the Bike & Hike system was cited as one of the remarkable aspects of the area. The DVCP has also created numerous opportunities for students to get to the borough of Doylestown. The path Wells Road and, once the Wells Road piece is completed, will offer access to 108-acre Central Park.
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