Downtown Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Pedestrian Study Presented to American Planning Association's PA Chapter Conference Barry Isett

Pedestrian Study Presented to American Planning Association’s PA Chapter Conference

Isett Senior Project Manager, Stephanie Milewski, RLA, presented an overview of the Downtown Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Pedestrian and Bicycle Study, which is nearing completion, at the 2020 Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association.

The two-year study, authorized by the Lackawanna Luzerne Metropolitan Planning Organization, is viewed as a tool to spur economic development in the two communities. The study relied heavily on public participation from a variety of stakeholders. Proposed recommendations included the reduction of traffic lanes to provide for protected bike lanes, separated bike lanes, cycle tracks, and bike parking—with each solution tailored to its specific environment.

Stephanie’s co-presenters were Steve Pitoniak, Transportation Planning Manager of the Lackawanna County Office of Economic Development and John Petrini, Transportation Planner of the Luzerne County Planning Department.

Barry Isett & Associates is teaming with Campbell Thomas & Co., a Philadelphia-based architectural and planning firm with an award-winning record in “green” transportation.