Road diet on County Line Road

Road diet on County Line Road

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Lower Merion Safe Cycling started this petition to Commissioners of Lower Merion and Radnor Townships

Research demonstrates that road diets (4-lane to 3-lane conversions) reduce crashes by 20%-50% and make roadways safer and lower-stress for all road users (pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers). Road diets also make more space for pedestrian and bicyclist movement, which is linked to improved community connectivity, health outcomes, and environmental sustainability. 

In 2019, the townships of Lower Merion and Radnor authorized a study for road safety improvements along the County Line Road corridor, from Lancaster Avenue to the Landover Road intersection.

Gilmore and Associates, one of the area's most respected engineering firms, performed the study. A relatively low-cost recommendation they suggested is a road diet (4-lane to 3-lane conversion) between Arthur Road and Landover Road.

This road diet corridor is adjacent to commercial areas, parks, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and within easy walking or biking distance to transit. These things make this corridor a priority improvement area according to the 2016 Lower Merion Township Comprehensive Plan, Circulation Element (see Map C16 - Prioritized Pedestrian Improvement Map, pg 91).

Neighboring Haverford Township has requested a road diet study along Haverford Road through their township, and has interest in implementing the configuration suggested by the Gilmore and Associates study linked above. 

Road diets have been proven to reduce crashes while maintaining traffic flow. They facilitate ease of crossing streets for residents and improve road safety by reducing speeding traffic. Taken together, these changes enhance our local neighborhood environment and take us one step closer to a sustainable, walkable, and bikeable region - making space for other forms of movement in addition to motor vehicles. 

By signing this petition I join Bike Montgomery County, Lower Merion Safe Cycling, Bike Delaware County, and Healthy Haverford in calling on Lower Merion and Radnor Township commissioners to implement a road diet to recognize the results of the study they commissioned, and implement a road diet on County Line Road. 

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