Thursday, February 12, 2009

Provide accommodations for all road users in every project

No need to widen lanes and build bigger highways. Instead, we can and should make improvements and repairs to our existing infrastructure -- while at the same time providing improved access to all road users. Our streets should accommodate even the most vulnerable -- pedestrians, cyclists, and disabled.

Contact the County Commissioners and PennDOT and let them know that we need access to mass transit if we truly want to reduce traffic congestion. The best access would invite people to walk or bicycle safely to local bus stops and train stations. To reduce congestion, we need the option to leave our cars at home.

Tue, 10 Feb 2009 23:04:25 +0000 Commissioners Discuss Improvements to Route 222
Berks County officials say a plan to improve a stretch of Route 222 needs to move in its original direction. Because of money issues, plans to study a stretch of the busy highway changed last year. Transportation officials said $9 million allocated to the study would be better spent upgrading two intersections -- 222 at 662 and 222 at 73.

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