South Allen Street in Downtown State College. Photo by Geoff Rushton | StateCollege.com
If you don’t drive because you’re too young, unable or can’t afford to, you’re at a disadvantage for not having reliable transport in the Centre Region. Maybe you ride CATA, your wheelchair, taxis or a bicycle. In the wintertime, sidewalks remain covered in snow long after the streets are cleared. Off-street cycle paths don’t connect to other parts of the surrounding townships in an efficient and comprehensive way.
The Centre Region needs to do a better job at addressing “transportation equity,” that is, to direct significant resources