Quarryville Borough received total grant funding of $20,000 through WalkWorks, a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to develop an active transportation plan. Active transportation is any self-propelled, human-powered mode of transportation, such as walking or bicycling. Demonstrating experience with both the WalkWorks program and transportation planning, RETTEW worked with the Borough to conduct a needs assessment, facilitate public involvement, identify projects and policies, and prepare an active transportation plan the Borough could use to seek funding for implementing recommended projects.
With the success of the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail, the use and connectivity of which was boosted by the completion of the Safe Harbor and Martic Forge Trestle Bridges, the Borough looked to connect the popular rail trail to the center of town as part of this plan. They received additional grant funds to make this connection a reality, and have prioritized other recommended improvements, including new sidewalks, crosswalks, shared lane bicycle markings, and signage. Quarryville Borough received a Planning Achievement Award as part of Lancaster County Planning Department’s Places 2040 Planning Leadership Awards for this collaborative effort that will make active transportation available to the Borough, its residents, and visitors for years to come.