Lower Merion Receives 3 Awards from
Local Transportation Group
December 10, 2015
Lower Merion Township was the recipient of three annual awards this week from Communities in Motion, a foundation of the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association. The group held their 2nd Annual Star Awards in Valley Forge on December 8.
The Township shared two of the awards with the City Avenue Special Services District. They were for the St. Asaph's Road signal system and pedestrian improvements (Physical Improvements category), and the City Avenue Connectivity Study (Planning category).
The third award was for the repurposing of the Manayunk Bridge (in the Park, Recreation, or Open Space Project category). The Township was recognized for providing alternate transportation routes, encouraging increased walking and biking, and for partnering so effectively with numerous governmental jurisdictions and other collaborating agencies. All categories, projects and winners can be seen by clicking here.
"Communities in Motion works to create a more sustainable community while improving the quality of life," the organization said in a statement. "Our work will directly benefit the children and parents that live, work and play in our community. If we can have children and families walking our trails, riding bikes, utilizing our public transportation network and parks system, it ultimately benefits the community of these residents."
Receiving the awards on behalf of the Township was Angela Murray, Assistant Director of Building and Planning.