Thursday, January 06, 2011

PCTI Funding Awards include $1.3 Million for the Manayunk Bridge Trail

PennDOT Announces $24.7 Million for Smart Transportation Projects in 41 Communities

The Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative, or PCTI, is a competitive funding program to support and encourage local transportation projects that exemplify the goals of Smart Transportation.

PennDOT received 238 applications from cities, boroughs, townships, Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations, transit agencies and advocacy groups requesting more than $175 million. The list of successful projects support local economic development; encourage walkable, multimodal, mixed-use development; improve regional connectivity; or enhance the existing transportation network.

In our region, 3 projects (two in Philadelphia and one in Chester County) will directly address bicycle access and mobility.  Congratulations to the City of Philadelphia, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and Chester County Planning Department!

  • $1,300,000 to build a trail on the Manayunk Railroad Bridge to connect the Schuylkill River and Cynwyd Trails.
  • $1,100,000 for the Race Street Pier Connector Project to improve connectivity including bike lanes along Race Street to connect the Old City neighborhood with the Race Street Pier and the Columbus Blvd waterfront.
  • $85,000 to complete a bicycle and pedestrian multi-municipal master plan emphasizing linkages to regional trails and access to transportation centers in central Chester County.

Full a full list of projects go to the press release.

A Trail Concept For the Manayunk Bridge
2005 BCGP rendering of the Manayank Bridge Path