Transportation & Mobility
A comprehensive and efficient transportation system is important to the continued growth and vitality of the Township. People, goods and services need to move efficiently and effectively in, out, and through the Township.
To remain a sustainable community, Cranberry will need to diversity its transportation options, continue the creation of a grid street system, and become a regional transportation leader.
Our long-range goals are:
Connectivity - Improve connectivity and mobility to become a community with a grid network of interconnected streets, sidewalks and trails; and connect and expand local pedestrian and street networks to access key north/south and east/west transportation corridors.
Transportation Options - Provide a variety of transportation options for residents, employers, workers, and visitors.
Learn more about key projects, both in progress and on the horizon...
Recognizing the importance the Freedom Road corridor plays in making Cranberry Township a regional hub, the Board of Supervisors and administrators have been committed to expanding the roadway for more than a decade.
In 2008, the citizen survey clearly indicated that travel - to/from, in and around the community was one of the top challenges facing the Township. The Rt. 228 corridor was listed as a priority project. Updates, presented to the Board of Supervisors and the community regarding Rt. 228
Traffic Operations Center - Cranberry’s traffic signals are fully-actuated. Sensors look to see when people pull up on the side streets, and free-standing signal remain green along the main road. A Traffic Operations Center serves as the hub for traffic management in the Township. Traffic Management
Transportation Impact Fee Program - Cranberry pioneered Pennsylvania’s use of Transportation Impact Fees 20 years ago. The fees, which are paid by developers based on the traffic their projects are expected to generate, have been used to fund a variety of local road improvement projects. The list of projects which the fees help to fund has been revised several times since it was first enacted in 1991. On November 3, 2011, Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors adopted an entirely revised Transportation Impact Fee Ordinance. The updated law, which included fee increases, although still below the rate of inflation for that period, is based on an approved land use plan, a roadway sufficiency study, an updated list of capital improvements, and a new schedule of fees. Transportation Impact Fee Program
Bringing a Public Transit System to the Community
Cranberry Township’s overall goals continue to be:
- Advocate for daily transit service to the city of Pittsburgh
- Advocate for affordable transit service in/around Cranberry Township
In the short term, the Township will:
- Continue to support current service levels from the Rt. 528 Park and Ride Lot, to the city of Pittsburgh.
- Continue efforts to expand the existing Park and Ride facility in Warrendale.
- Explore the possibility of a Park and Ride facility in the Rt. 228 corridor.
- Plan for circulator service within Cranberry.