Monday, May 03, 2010

Bicyclists' Support Needed on May 5th for Cynwyd Trail

On Wednesday, May 5th at 6:15 pm, the  Lower Merion Township Commissioners will vote on the final design for the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.  The meeting will be at the Township Building, 75 East Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore in the second floor board room.

If you support the construction of the new 2.5 mile trail through Lower Merion that lays the foundation for an important offroad connection to the Schuylkill River Trail, please come to this meeting to help demonstrate to the Commissioners that the backing of the community for this project is broad and enthusiastic. The Friends of Cynwyd Trail are optimistic that the Commissioners' vote will be positive to approve the proposed design and the township's commitment of capital costs to supplement the state and federal grants and County Open Space funds that are paying for the vast majority of the trail construction costs. This commitment is necessary to start the bidding process.  But, the presence of many supporters is invaluable.  Please come and out and show the Commissioners that their yes vote is needed and appreciated.

Lower Merion Township has been an important partner of the Complete the Schuylkill River Trail Coalition and the Cynwyd Trail is an critical trail segment that will help set the foundation for linking together Lower Merion and Manayunk.