Monday, March 02, 2009

New Trail Coming to the Delaware Waterfront

Buried in Mayor Nutter's announcement for a waterfront plan for the Delaware River was a plan for trail construction along the Delaware River.

The city is moving ahead with plans for a recreational trail, which is to break ground in April. The first two phases of the trail are to be completed by July and run continuously from Penn's Landing near Columbus Boulevard and Market Street to Pier 70 in South Philadelphia.

The trail, which will cost $500,000, is being developed by the city, the Delaware River Waterfront Corp., and the Center City District, a privately funded special-services organization.

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The 1.3 trail is considered an interim trail that will not have lavish landscaping and take advantage of the existing wide walkways along the waterside of Columbus Blvd.


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3 comments:

Andy B from Jersey said...

"The 1.3 trail is considered an interim trail that will not have lavish landscaping and take advantage of the existing wide walkways along the waterside of Columbus Blvd."

And this costs a half mill?

RickW said...

Is the final plan to put the trail on the waterfront from pier to pier like a long bridge?

John said...

No it will replace the sidewalk and northbound bike lane on Columbus Blvd.