The Pottstown Mercury Efforts to improve the area’s Cross County Trail took another step forward as the Montgomery County Commissioners authorized a $120,000 grant contract to conduct a feasibility study on sections in Plymouth and Whitemarsh townships. Bill Hartman, open space planning manager for the Montgomery County Planning Commission, addressed commissioners earlier this month during their last meeting of the year to discuss the ongoing development of the Cross County T
Traditional, car-centric transport planning has not only increased greenhouse gas emissions, but has also detrimentally impacted air quality, road injuries and fatalities, and traffic congestion. As the world faces the climate crisis and continues to face a growing global road safety crisis, a shift to sustainable transport is needed. Attaining and sustaining high rates of walking and cycling — the lowest carbon modes of transport — are among the most powerful changes communi
When it comes to last-mile logistics electrification strategies in the next decade, two or three wheels could be as important as four. Although electric bicycles didn’t receive much attention during the COP26 negotiations last month — to the chagrin of some sustainability mobility advocates — 2021 was the year they found a more welcoming home in living rooms and garages around the world. An analysis by Business Research published in mid-November estimated global e-bike sales
It’s online shopping season, so you might find yourself stuck behind delivery vans blocking the lane more often than usual. But transportation officials envision a better future, where delivery drivers glide smoothly into loading space reserved ahead of time. The city will test the idea in a pilot this spring. “I think we need a new model of loading zones in the city,” said Christopher Puchalsky, director of policy and strategic initiatives at Philadelphia’s Office of Transpo
The Chester County Planning Commission released a new interactive map this week, showcasing all the county's publicly accessible trails and nature preserves. The Trailfinder Map helps residents and visitors discover new trails — more than 550 miles of them — to explore in Chester County. Nearly 70 miles of trails are multi-use, allowing for pedestrian and bicycle use, and are ADA-accessible. The map does not include most trails within housing developments, or short, isolated
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that the deadline for the fifth annual Innovations Challenge has been extended through Friday, January 21, 2022. Students in grades 9-12, regardless of their school’s learning model, are invited to participate in this year’s Innovations Challenge, which encourages students to use their problem-solving, creative and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges in a competition
The concept of micro-mobility is nothing new. In fact, the idea of micro-mobility started with an on-demand bicycle sharing program in Europe in 1975. Decades later, people have re-discovered micro-mobility by upgrading bicycles, kick scooters, and skateboards to their electronic version today. Now, when you hear the word micro-mobility, you think of electric scooters, electric bikes, and electric skateboards, among many others. However, the benefits of micro-mobility remain
With the nights drawing in earlier, it is essential to light up your bike. Dublin Cycling Campaign is once again promoting an awareness campaign to share some advice and helpful lighting-up tips. Working with their local authorities, the goal is to ensure that everyone understands the need to have working lights on their bikes at night.