Friday, February 06, 2009

Schuylkill River Trail Forum - Feb 26th 6:30 PM

Completing the Schuylkill River Trail to Create the Region's First Green Transportation Corridor.

Learn how completing the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia will connect neighborhoods and transit while stitching together the region's trail network.

A trail on the Manayunk Viaduct?

A Town Square Series forum

Location: Academy of Natural Sciences
Date: Thursday, February 26th
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Matt said...

I've added this to Upcoming. If you use that service, it handy for sharing and adding to your online calendar(s)...

Tom H. from Limerick said...

Some would ask, "Why not just pave the Manayunk Towpath?" Well, for one thing, that would take away its aesthetic and historical charm. But more importantly, with the narrow clearance, low-hanging limbs (and even trunks), and the canal just a few feet away, paving the towpath would encourage unsafe speeding. It is an accident or lawsuit waiting to happen.

I like the viaduct proposal because once and for all, cyclists could bypass the gruelling hilly section and the congestion in Manayunk. That said, crossing the river twice within less than a mile is silly, and should be avoided if possible. If one were to use this new path (if completed) and then wanted to use West River Drive to get to the Art Museum, it would require crossing the Schulykill four times!

But most people would still rather do that that grunt up 7 or 9 per cent grades or have to share Main Street with flustered drivers. Me too.