Kennett Township, East Goshen lauded for improving transportation



EAST WHITELAND >> Kennett Township and East Goshen Township were among recipients of awards for work that officials in the townships did to improve transportation and transportation services, and to include Transportation Demand Management strategies in their communities.

The awards presented last week by The Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) also went to the Delaware Valley Regional Commission and Donna Siter of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

Kennett Township received TMACC’s Connectivity Award for their current work in developing a comprehensive, multi-municipal Active Transportation Plan. This plan, organized by Alta Planning + Design, will increase the mobility of Kennett Township and the Borough of Kennett Square to engage people in healthy, physical activity while they travel from place to place, reduce pollution and mitigate automotive traffic.

East Goshen Township received the Community Award for their work to include walking and biking along Paoli Pike between Airport Road and Line Road. The Feasibility Study and Master Plan for a multi-use trail will include connections to schools, offices, community facilities, retail shops and residential areas. Additionally, the trail creates the potential to provide connections beyond East Goshen Township to neighboring municipalities and the regional trail network.


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Donna Siter, Executive Director of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce, was awarded the Advocacy Award for her leadership, tact and stewardship of several projects in the Coatesville Marketplace, including the completion of the Future Focus Study, the formation of the Western Chester County Council of Governments, her work in creating the Bike the Brandywine Ride and most notably on the completion of the Route 30 Multimodal Study, supported by engineers, McMahon Associates, Inc.

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