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Incorporating Bicycles into the Downtown

The Lackawanna Luzerne Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization led a two city, two county bicycle and pedestrian study in the Central Business Districts (CBD) of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. The two cities have long distance trails that will eventually connect to them. The study examined destinations within each CBD, outside the city and into the suburbs, routes currently used, and routes pedestrians and cyclist prefer to use. Over a half a dozen public input methods were used to gather input throughout the study in a multitude of in-person meetings, on-site visits, and online formats. Various types of bicycle facilities were examined to provide a network that met all ages, abilities, and skills. The proposed bicycle networks for each city connected the CBD to the long-distance trails and proposed a system of various bicycle facilities to incorporate all streets within the CBD, as well as, various comfort levels of the cyclist. Join us as we unfold the unique approach of the Central Business District Pedestrian and Bicycle study of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.