Several suburban Harrisburg communities, across the river in Cumberland County, are trying to make their downtown’s more attractive to shoppers, motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists by completing major streetscape projects in their downtowns.
Lemoyne is trying to become a destination rather than a “drive-through” community by making their downtown attractive and welcoming to shoppers. Phase Two of their streetscape improvements will start in the fall of 2012. The new project will extend existing improvements made in Phase One and focus on safety and appearance.
Wormleysburg has a plan in place, but it is on hold due to the economy.
Camp Hill also approved a plan but placed it on hold due to a sewer project priority.
West Fairview, in East Pennsboro Township, will have their streetscape project begin in mid-August.
New Cumberland is seeking a block grant to extend their existing streetscape improvements.
Dillsburg completed a streetscape project last fall,
Carlisle recently added bike lanes and trails.
Mechanicsburg used a grant to make sidewalk and crosswalk improvements near several schools.
New Kingston, in Silver Spring Township, is also working on a streetscape plan.