According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Commission, over 6,000 pedestrians were killed nationwide in 2018. That same study indicates that 90 Pennsylvanians died at the hands of drivers during that same timeframe. Unfortunately, Bucks County contains many roadways where pedestrian fatalities have occurred during the last decade. Most of these deaths occurred on roads with wide cartways, insufficient crosswalks and no sidewalks. Many of these accidents could have been prevented through the installation of safer pedestrian facilities.
The purpose of the study is to develop potential pedestrian improvements at several identified locations that have a history of pedestrian fatalities and conflicts with vehicular traffic. All concepts will be investigated, including pedestrian overpasses. The goal of the study is to determine potential solutions to known pedestrian issues at specific intersections and corridors. The projects identified in the study would improve pedestrian safety and provide better access to transit routes, community facilities, residential and commercial areas.
The identified locations and corridors are as follows:
- Route 13/Levittown Parkway
- Street Road Corridor
(Knights Road to Hulmeville Road)
(Newtown Road to York Road)
(Buck Road to Pennsylvania Boulevard)