Creating Safe Routes to Train or Trolley Stations

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DVRPC and the Planning Department completed a study to enhance pedestrian safety in the vicinity of the Morton regional rail station with recommendations for improvements and funding.

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, with assistance from the Planning Department, completed the report Safe Routes to Transit (SRTT): Morton SEPTA Regional Rail Station in 2021. This study was undertaken to develop planning-level designs for improving and expanding walking and bicycling routes to the Morton train station. The design recommendations will be used to support applications for various funding sources. The SRTT program was created to provide technical assistance to municipalities and counties that want to improve pedestrian or bicycle access to rail stations, with an emphasis on implementation. The efforts of this project are intended to culminate in a safer Morton station area. Better facilities that improve safe access to rail stations via walking and bicycling can be relatively easy to implement, promote sustainability and healthy lifestyles, and increase transit ridership without the need to increase parking spaces.

Read the report here:

View the Planning Department’s story map here:

Questions about the Morton Safe Routes to Transit study? Would like to explore how the Planning Department could assist your municipality to improve access to a station? Contact Thomas Shaffer, Delaware County Transportation Planning Manager, at 610-891-5217 or

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