Connected Transportation â€” Walking & Biking
Engineering I Planning I Design I Technology
Building Better Communities Through Connected Transportation Building a better community is at the heart of every project that McMahon undertakes. Whether in an urban, suburban or rural environment, there is one thing that is true â€“ you are using some form of transportation infrastructure every time you walk out of your door. From the path to your driveway and car, the sidewalk to the bus stop or train station, or the trail you follow for your daily run or walking with the kids to the park, itâ€™s all connected. McMahon views walking and biking as part of a larger connected transportation network, rather than a stand-alone facility, sidewalk, trail or bicycle lane. We focus on:
Integrating walking & biking
Inspiring community engagement
with other modes of transportation to provide safe and seamless connections.
using a variety of tools and techniques that allow neighbors to make their vision a reality.
Innovative designs that reflect the unique characteristics and needs of the community and project.
Implementable projects that are practical and incorporate funding options including grant pursuits and partnerships.
Incorporating Community Context for Better Design and Planning McMahon creates innovative designs that focus on feasibility, funding and implementation during the planning stage. We also have the local knowledge to know the context of the communities that we serve to complement our deep understanding of applicable State DOT and other design standards (NACTO, AASHTO, MUTCD, etc.).
McMahon has successfully completed walking and biking projects in urban, suburban and rural environments. We rise to the challenge of accommodating all modes of travel given physical and environmental constraints and the mobility needs of the community. We work with communities to apply appropriate design guidelines and develop creative solutions to make walking and biking safe, comfortable and convenient, whether on a community street or a recreational trail.
From Maine to Florida, McMahon has a passionate team of planning and design experts who focus on walking and biking. We are dedicated to providing transportation choices to people in all environments and creating safe and accessible opportunities to use them. Our approach to transportation planning and design involves striking a balance between pedestrians, motorists and transit riders with an understanding of how all people move within a community. As walkers, runners and bicyclists, our technical experts are passionate about helping to provide safe and accessible infrastructure. We take great pride in helping people travel to where they live, work and play. Given our local knowledge and experience, we understand that both small and large projects make a difference to local users every time they step out into the world.
Local & Regional Connections Trails | Bridges | Bicycle Routes Multi-use trails often serve as the spine of bicycle and pedestrian networks by providing regional connections to employment locations, parks and open spaces, as well as other community service areas. McMahon works closely with municipalities and non-profit organizations to plan and design multi-use trail connections in urban, rural and suburban communities. • Commodore Bicycle Trail, Coral Gables, FL • Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement, Boston, MA • River Road Trail Project, Solebury, PA • Villanova Pedestrian Bridge, Villanova, PA • Village of Eagle Pedestrian Path, Upper Uwchlan, PA
Planning for the Community Plans | Studies | Grant Applications | Public Involvement Planning and evaluating feasibility is an important first step for any bicycle or pedestrian project. McMahon has broad experience identifying bicycle and pedestrian networks, evaluating alignments, identifying potential improvements and engaging the community to develop implementable plans and studies. • Bonita Springs - Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan, Bonita Springs, FL • Waltham Transportation Master Plan, Waltham, MA • City Walk Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvement Project, Providence, RI • West Palm Beach Bicycle Master Plan, West Palm Beach, FL • East-West Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Master Plan, East/West Brandywine, Uwchlan, PA • McGrath Boulevard, Somerville & Cambridge, MA • Paoli Road Improvement Feasibility Study & Public Participation Project, Tredyffrin, PA • Paoli Pike Trail Feasibility Study & Master Plan, East Goshen, PA
Streetscape Transformations Sidewalks | Streetscapes Consistent sidewalks, pedestrian scale lighting, amenities and landscaping can transform the main street of a village, suburban business district or urban core. Street improvement projects can also address a wide variety of issues, such as pedestrian safety, accessibility, traffic calming, green infrastructure and parking. • Dorsey Riverbend Neighborhood Improvements, Fort Lauderdale, FL • East Central Avenue Multimodal Project, Tredyffrin, PA • Kendall Square Main Street Design Project, Cambridge, MA • Marshallton Traffic Calming & Streetscape Project, West Bradford, PA • Mt. Vernon Street Re-Design, Boston, MA • Swarthmore Roundabout, Swarthmore, PA
Safety & Access for All ADA Compliance | Signals Safety and accessibility are critical transportation issues, especially for bicyclists and pedestrians. Additionally, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires specific treatments to promote access for all users. McMahon is well versed in ADA requirements for pedestrian facilities and has integrated bicycle and pedestrian enhancements in corridor, intersection and traffic signal improvement projects. • ADA Compliant Curb Ramp Design - 35,000+ Locations, All Regions • Bonita Springs Key Corridor Network, Bonita Springs, FL • Inman Square Intersection Safety Improvement Project, Cambridge, MA • MBTA Bus Stop Accessibility Improvements, Greater Boston, MA • Passyunk Avenue Corridor Improvement Project, Philadelphia, PA • Three Corridor Safety Project, Philadelphia, PA
About McMahon Associates, Inc. Since 1976, McMahon Associates, Inc. has specialized in delivering innovative engineering, planning, design and transportation technology solutions to our clients. We have built trusting and lasting relationships by satisfying, and often surpassing, the needs of both governmental and private sector clients. We provide services for projects from planning to design and permitting, through construction. With more than 160 dedicated professionals in 15 offices along the East Coast, McMahon has the talent, ability and expertise to address any transportation assignment.