Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. has completed the draft of the Downtown Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Bicycle & Pedestrian Study along with Campbell Thomas & Co. Architects and Steve Spindler Cartography. The study focuses on alternative pedestrian and bicyclist transportation in each city by identifying a safe, efficient, and equitable network. The study was put together with the help of a steering committee. The committee consisted of members from public transit, planners, cyclists, trail managers, colleges and universities, among others. The public had a very significant role as well via community surveys and well attended in person meetings.
The vision of the study is to reduce traffic congestion by encouraging people to choose walking and cycling as their preferred modes of transportation. The primary focus of the study is to develop a bicycle network for the central business districts of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. The secondary focus of the study is the reduction of impediments to the pedestrian network.
A link to the draft version of the study can be found here.