First Avenue Road Diet
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can now enjoy a safer experience in Moore Park KOP. This new infrastructure improvement, used around the country to create a more pedestrian-friendly roadway, has reduced travel lanes to one in each direction and added a center turning lane, bicycle lanes on both sides of the street and a signalized, accessible crosswalk midway between American Ave. and Moore Rd. The U.S. Department of Transportation found that road diets can reduce traffic accidents by an average of 29% by reducing conflict points when crossing multiple lanes, reducing vehicle speeds and providing designated lanes for cyclists. A portion of the funding was provided by grants received from PennDOT.
See the First Avenue & Moore Road ‘Road Diet’ & Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvement Feasibility Study here.