Monday, June 06, 2011

Public Meetings on Regional Trails in June

Two public meetings are being held this month on two trail segments (Manayunk Bridge) and (Connector Bridge) that will help Complete the Schuylkill River Trail.  A regional trails summit is also being held toward the end of the month. 

Manayunk Bridge

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011
Time:  7:00 PM
Place:  North Light Community Center, 175 Green Lane, Philadelphia, Pa.  19127
Purpose: Seek public input into design elements of the trail to be built on top of this bridge
Note – Street work is being done on Green Lane – detour – take Leverington Avenue, turn on to Silverwood St., cross over Green Lane and take the first right on Carson St..  Parking available in Church parking lot behind North Light Community Center

Connector Bridge (between Schuylkill River Park and Schuylkill River Park Trail at Schuylkill Banks)

Date: Monday June 27
Time: 7pm
Place: Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd and Spruce Streets
Purpose: Introduce the construction team for this important bridge project which is expected to begin in early July.

Active Transportation Summit: Building Our Regional Trail Network
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011 
Time: 8am - 5pm
Place: HUB, Cira Center

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) invite you to attend the Active Transportation Summit: Building Our Regional Trail Network to learn how the vision for a complete and interconnected system of trails can be achieved.

The Active Transportation Summit will highlight and enhance the growing excitement around the region’s expanding trail network. The Summit will feature national leaders in the Health and Economic Development fields, talking about the public health benefits of active transportation and the keys to growing our economy by growing our trails. Local visionaries, including the Bicycle Coalition’s Executive Director Alex Doty, will provide updates on some of the most exciting trails, parks and bikeways in the nation, being built right here in our region; and about the region’s growing Active Transportation movement. The Summit will conclude with an exclusive tour of the Manayunk Bridge, future site of a breathtaking multi-use trail segment ten stories over the Schuylkill River.

The goal of the Summit is to raise awareness about current trail projects, build excitement for future trail projects, and highlight how the entire community benefits from the creation of a regional trail system. Beyond that, the Summit will also provide a charrette-like format where YOU will be able to ADD your voice and your suggestions to the mix. As many around the region already know, the establishment of the active transportation trail system is paramount in moving the Philadelphia region into the national spotlight for sustainable planning and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

After the conference, participants will be able to take a walk on the Manayunk Bridge. 

Event details and to register, click here: