Session No. 4C

Planning for a Connected Network 

In this session, you will hear how two different communities are working toward a better-connected network that will link together neighborhoods, employment centers, retail destinations, and recreational amenities.    

Camden County’s Bicycling & Multi-Use Trails Plan, completed in 2014, identified nearly 500 miles of trails and on-street bicycle lanes that will eventually connect cities, townships, and boroughs to create a complete network across the county.  Camden County is now undertaking the ambitious goal of constructing an off-road bicycle and pedestrian trail across the length of the county.  The Camden County Link is a 33-mile multi-use trail designed to serve as the “backbone” of the entire County-wide trail network.

The City of Asheville is in the midst of a large project to update the City’s Greenway Plan (G), ADA Transition Plan (A), and Pedestrian Plan (P).  The planning process, known as the Close the GAP, will identify a network of the pedestrian, greenway, and accessibility networks for their community as well as programs and policies to support it.

Moderator: Bryan Proska, P.E., Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.

Connecting People and Places — Camden County Link Trail

  • Andrew Levecchia, PP/AICP, Director of Planning, Camden County          

Close the GAP Planning Process — City of Asheville

  • Kristy Carter, AICP, Senior Project Manager, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
  • Christy Staudt, P.E., Regional Manager, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.


Andrew Levecchia is the Director of Planning for Camden County, New Jersey. He manages the daily operations of the Camden County Planning Board, leads the County’s Regional and Transportation Planning Unit, writes and administers community development based grants programs and as a member of the Camden County Economic Development Team, works closely with staff of the Camden County Improvement Authority. Levecchia received a master’s degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University where he was awarded a fellowship from the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs and studied land use and urban planning in the City of Camden. Levecchia earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from Rowan University and has returned as an adjunct faculty member in the Geography, Planning and Sustainability Department. He has several years of experience working as a cartographer and GIS Analyst with the U.S. EPA and private industry. Levecchia has served on several local nonprofit boards and committees and for the past several years has been the President of Cross County Connection TMA. Levecchia holds a Professional Planners license from the State of New Jersey and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 2011. In his spare time, Levecchia has worked for several years to bring recognition and Historical Preservation designation to the Newton Union Burial Ground in Haddon Twp, New Jersey.

Kristy Carter serves as a Senior Project Manager for TPD’s Traffic Engineering Services Department. Carter has more than 20 years of experience in community and transportation planning and is a skilled community planner having designed and executed transportation and community impact projects in dozens of communities. Her specialty areas include project planning, analysis, and public engagement.

Christina Staudt is a Project Manager for public sector design and planning projects and approaches projects with an eye on context sensitivity and awareness of mobility needs for all road users. Her experience ranges from project planning and grant writing through conceptual, preliminary and final design. Staudt has also provided project oversight through bidding and construction inspection. Staudt has reviewed hundreds of land development and transportation improvement plans including corridor studies, access plans, traffic impact studies, internal circulation, roadway safety reviews, traffic calming, municipal consulting, MUTCD compliance and ADA compliance reviews. Staudt’s experience also includes extensive public involvement outreach as part of planning and design contracts. 



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Dec. 9, 2021

12:15 to 1:30 p.m.




The Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) attracts professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country. It is an authoritative source of information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891