Transportation security is a high concern for York County residents, however they are not too eager on being instructed how briskly they’ll go. And so they completely hate the concept of retesting senior drivers.
These had been among the outcomes when the county planning fee requested residents to weigh in on the GOYORK2045 Plan, a long-range plan to implement transportation enhancements. It is up to date each 4 or 5 years based mostly on altering knowledge and priorities.
The York County Planning Fee is within the means of an replace now, and the general public remark interval lately closed.
Planning Fee Chief of Transportation Planning Will Clark stated about 1,059 individuals crammed out the survey that had been obtainable on the fee’s web site and 231 individuals had written feedback. That included dialogue on Planning Fee Fb posts, on the open homes the fee held and by way of e-mail.
Security was one of many greatest priorities amongst those that had responded, Clark stated. Nevertheless, there additionally was opposition to hurry management, which matches hand in hand with security.
“We have to see how a lot of a contradiction that’s, and that is why we’ve to dive into the data a little bit extra to see the place that is coming from,” he stated in an interview Thursday.
Clark stated individuals had been supportive of the bulk of the actions proposed within the plan. Individuals may rank actions on a five-star scale, with 5 being probably the most supportive; nearly all of actions had been ranked at three stars or increased.
Absolutely the least widespread motion proposed within the plan was the idea of retesting senior drivers, which had been underneath the class of security. It had the bottom common out of the actions ranked on the five-star system.
The preferred, Clark stated, was the proposal to make use of transportation funding for health-based recreation like a strolling path.
“So despite the fact that we’re speaking about transportation, they’re speaking about ‘We must be doing tasks that make individuals more healthy from a leisure aspect,'” he stated. That is a change in previous priorities, which has been to make use of transportation funding just like the gasoline tax in direction of transportation tasks.
Compared to previous public remark durations, Clark stated this remark interval reached extra individuals. “The knowledge was out to extra individuals by these digital means.”
What might need been down, Clark stated, was the broadness of views into the feedback.
“That is a more durable factor to trace simply because once we’re sitting on the market in some place, sure we’re solely getting individuals who come out to a mall however it’s considerably extra numerous it looks as if,” he stated. “Once we submit in numerous teams, we had been getting numerous the identical type of feedback so far as being upset with the transportation system typically, not essentially suggestions aside from client suggestions.”
The Mount Rose Avenue/Interstate 83 interchange venture got here up fairly a bit as a touchstone for individuals on-line, Clark stated, despite the fact that it is not really underneath the purview of GOYORK 2045.
Now that the general public remark interval is over, GOYORK 2045 will go earlier than the York space metropolitan planning committee for approval on June 24. The York County Planning Fee will make a advice on July 20, after which it will likely be earlier than the York County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 4.