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State College Seeking Feedback for Next Generation Mobility Plan

State College is looking to get feedback on a wide-ranging mobility plan to improve multimodal transportation in the borough.

The goal of the Next Generation Connectivity and Mobility Plan is to develop “strategies and capital improvement projects that will enhance the borough’s goal of developing a safe, reliable, efficient, integrated and connected multimodal transportation system,” according to the borough’s office of community engagement. 

The plan aims to improve the borough’s transportation network and enable access, mobility, sustainability, economic development and health and well-being.

Topics to be addressed in the plan include traffic calming, curb Management and parking strategy, micromobility expansion, access to public transit and capital projects that support multimodal activity

In the first phase of the plan, existing conditions were analyzed to understand challenges and opportunities for improvement

The second phase, where the plan is currently at, is developing recommendations and plans for implementation. The goal of the second phase is to identify strategies and develop a plan that meets the Borough’s transportation goals and objectives.

Developing this plan will involve engaging with local stakeholders, elected officials and residents, workers, students and travelers in the borough. The Borough is seeking feedback through a survey and comment map that will be open until Oct. 30.

The third and final phase of the plan is development of a final plan by incorporating findings from the first two phases for a comprehensive Next Gen plan that will be presented to the borough council and transportation and planning commissions for adoption this winter.

For questions about the Next Gen Mobility Plan, contact Jasmine Fields, borough sustainability program officer, at [email protected].