NV5 developed a mobility and parking action plan for the downtown section of the Village of Port Chester to assess and enhance the mobility of all modes of transportation. With a Metro North train station, a thriving evening and weekend economy, and several new developments underway, the Village wanted to ensure that its downtown can accommodate all modes of travel and that parking is adequately supplied and managed.
The recommended strategies included short- and long-term initiatives and a comprehensive plan of action for bicycles, vehicles, pedestrians, and parking, aimed at providing a cohesive network. The bicycle plan leverages the East Coast Greenway (ECG), which runs through downtown. NV5 recommended re-routing the ECG from Main Street onto parallel streets more appropriate for bicycling. NV5 also produced a wayfinding concept plan for downtown — which identified potential locations and messages for vehicular-focused and pedestrian-focused signs — and drafted a Complete Streets policy for the Village.
The Village used the resulting plan to leverage several millions of dollars of grant funds and to implement the actions recommended by NV5.