Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Complete the Trail Presentation in Swarthmore, PA

The Bicycle Coalition, in conjunction with a coalition of organizations, has been working to raise public awareness about the need to fill in the gaps of the Schuylkill River Trail in the Greater Philadelphia region and extend the trail south to Delaware County.  Come learn more about the progress being made by organizations such as Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Schuylkill River Development Corporation, Schuylkill River Park Alliance, Manayunk Development Corporation and others to build the trail projects that will Complete The Trail at a presentation scheduled for Monday, February 15th at Swarthmore's Borough Hall.
The Schuylkill River Trail is an extremely popular and heavily used recreational asset and commuter route. It also has the potential to be much more: a connector between a variety of Philadelphia neighborhoods and suburban neighbors, the region's first green transportation corridor for multiple communities, a strong catalyst for economic development, and a critical access point to open space and commuting paths for underserved neighborhoods.

To be complete, the trail has critical gaps that need to be filled, and it needs to be extended southward, northward and into more neighborhoods. 
There are nine trail projects that, if constructed, would complete Philadelphia's Schuylkill River Trail from Delaware County to Montgomery County.

On Monday, February 15th, Sarah Clark Stuart, the Bicycle Coalition's Campaign Director will present a slide show on this campaign at Swarthmore's Borough Hall.  It is a great way for anyone to learn about how the region's premier trail is getting closer to being a seamless, connected greenway. You will also learn how you can help send the message to elected officials about the public benefits of Completing the Schuylkill River Trail.   
Monday, February 15th

Borough Administration Office

Council Room, 1st Floor
121 Park Avenue.
Swarthmore, PA 19081- 1536

Bike parking available at Library and SEPTA train station
Auto parking available on street and at Library


Dr. Phila said...

just a thought, but why not hold a meeting that is actually somewhere near the trail? Swarthmore!?! sheesh...

Sarah C. Stuart said...

We're trying to hold these presentations in every county. So far, we've been to Norristown and Ardmore in Montco. If you have a good location to suggest, I'm happy to look into setting one up there. Suggest away.

Dr. Phila said...

Okay, what about Philadelphia county? Say, in Manayunk, where there seems to be a lot of trail work needed. Could be held at, hmm, that brewery there (not sure of the name).

What about doing some sort of tour of the locations that are needed for completing the trail. I bet many people would turn out for that.