Safe Streets For All

In 2023, the City of Franklin launched a planning process to identify ways to enhance the safety and comfort of city streets for all road users. Franklin used funds made available through the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission to create a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan to improve the local road network.

The City  formed a steering committee, consisting of local officials, city staff, and community members to guide the development of the action plan. The City held three public Listening Sessions throughout Franklin and conducted a survey that received 160 responses. 

The intent of the Safety Action Plan is to prevent traffic deaths and eliminate them over time. The plan identifies locations that have high concentrations of fatal or serious injury crashes and proposes the improvements needed to make them safer. The plan also includes 45 specific strategies to address roadway safety in Franklin.

The Action Plan is rooted in the belief that traffic deaths are preventable through:
• The prioritization of proven safety strategies;
• Multi-departmental collaboration toward the shared goal of zero traffic fatalities;
• A focus on data-driven decision-making;
• A systems-based approach to solutions.

The City intends to use the plan in seeking federal funding for implementing the plan recommendations. 

To read the City of Franklin Safe Streets For All Action Plan, please click on the link below.