Pedestrian, bicycle access the focus of new study on proposed KOP Rail

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A new study by The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has examined walking and bicycling access for the proposed King of Prussia Rail stations, writes Gary Puleo for Main Line Media News.

The aim of the study is to assist KOP Rail stakeholders by identifying and evaluating possible physical improvements for the planned extension. To do this, it explored local land use and the rail extension’s transportation implications.

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“There have been a lot of studies over the years in support of this project,” said Andrew Svekla, a manager with DVRPC. “We view our project as complementary to all of that, but distinct.”

He said that the study offers ways to provide the best possible pedestrian access if the Norristown High Speed Line is extended to King of Prussia.

DVRPC worked with a number of stakeholders – including SEPTA, Montgomery County, Upper Merion Township, Greater Valley Forge TMA, and KOP-BID – to study the existing environment for walking and bicycling near the five proposed station areas.

The recommended improvements include new sidewalks, crossings, bicycle facilities, and multi-use trails.

Read more about the study from Main Line Media News here.

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