Scranton Taking Steps to Become More Walkable

    March 27, 2019

    After a lecture in December at The University of Scranton by city planner, consultant and author Jeff Speck, city officials are seeking a firm that will help to put together an improvement plan to make Scranton more pedestrian-friendly. With support for Mayor Bill Courtright, Coucilman Wayne Evans is formally seeking proposals from firms that may be interetsted in developing a plan for downtown Scranton. The request is for proposals that address a timeline of May 31, 2019, through April 30, 2022. The deadline for submission is April 24. 

    “Like many similar cities, Scranton has been witnessing new investment and growth in its downtown core, particularly as millennials and empty-nesters opt into more urban, walkable lifestyles,” the city’s RFQ says. “Experience in other cities suggests that this investment and its positive outcomes will increase as the downtown becomes more accessible and appealing to people walking and biking, and better connected to other activity centers by means other than just driving.”

    Learn more about this initiative in The Times-Tribune article on walkability.

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