Sunday, January 02, 2005

Tom Hylton:"We could create a totally walkable school district,"

An Article in the Pottstown Mercury shows that once again Author/Pottstown Planning Commission Chairman Tom Hylton once again is leading the region by example with his proposal to build a new elementary school at a municipal parking lot o at the intersection of High and Evans streets.

This is not the first time that Hylton who is the author of the nationally acclaimed book Save our Lands, Save our Towns has shaken up the status quo in Pottstown, previously he proposed and implemented the most ambitious on-road bicycle related project in the region the High Street Road diet which replaced two travel lanes with bike lanes and reverse angle parking.

Pottstown may soon become a transportation nexus, the Montgomery County's Schuylkill River Trail is expected to link up with Berks County Thun Trail in 2008 and if funding can be found the Schuylkill Valley Metro will be running before 2010.