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Harris Township Boal Avenue Road Diet

In 2016, the Small Area Plan identified a possible road diet for Boal Avenue with the goals of improving the functionality of Boal Avenue while balancing the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Specifically, the plan envisioned shrinking the travel lanes on Boal Avenue between the Military Museum and the intersection with Route 45 East to 2 lanes, with a bike lane added on one side of the road.

In 2018, the Township and its traffic engineer, Rob Watts from McCormick Taylor, started the process of completing a feasibility study for the project. The study, which was reviewed by PennDOT, had two phases. The first phase addressed the question of if we could take away one traffic lane on Boal Avenue and still have good traffic flow. The second phase provided plan view illustrations of the Road Diet Concept. The Road Diet was found to be operationally feasible by PennDOT.

Original Version
https://www.harristownship.org/open-house-to-be-held-on-potential-road-diet-project/

Full Presention
https://www.harristownship.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Boal-Avenue-Road-Diet-Presentation.pdf

Video of the meeting (Presentation above was not presented)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6LTTC9zoKo&t=2545s

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https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BoalAveRoadDiet

Physical feedback form
https://www.harristownship.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Boal-Avenue-Road-Diet-Comment-Form.pdf

July 2021 General Meeting Minutes

CentreBike Membership Meeting July 12th, 2021 at 5:30pm-7:00pm
Agenda
• Welcome
Attending: Matt Cox, Paul Rito, Ed Jenkins, Denise Bortree, Jean Bemis, Cecily Zhu, Corey Thibault-Cuhel , Ezra Nanes, Kelly Davidson
• Treasurer’s Report Balance: $19088.67
• Stakeholder Reports
• PSU Entities Cecily said Spin contract is signed and they’ll be getting first wave of bikes for mid-August launch. Corey reported that Bike Cutting (removal of bikes w/out permits) starts this week. Bike Den opening delayed due to floor coating issue.
• CRBAC
• CRCOG
• Borough – Kelly is getting in touch with Jasmine about LCI course.  She reports that Lion Bash is set for Sept 8 and CB will have a spot
• Municipalities
• PennDOT
• Highway Safety Network
• New Business
• 7/23 – Summer Bike Anywhere Friday. No more Eddie’s Bike Shop prizes as shop is closed
• 9/24 – Fall Bike Anywhere Friday
• Old Business
• Bike and Munch 32 entries to this w/ Downtown Improvement District gift card
• LCI – Discussion Oct 8-10 Starts Fri evening at 20:00 through weekend. In class and on bike instruction. Paul reports that it’s easier because much is online.
• Updates
• Open Forum Ezra sent us link (below) to Borough mtg w/ Public Hearing on Capital Improvement Plan to give input on increasing investment in bike infrastructure and improve the ratio for auto – bike investment

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