Philadelphia's 7 projects are being pushed, pulled, and managed by a coalition of agencies and advocates (Philadelphia's Streets Department, PennDOT, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Philadelphia Parks and Rec, Schuylkill River Dev. Corporation, Bartram's Garden and the Delaware River City Corp). In New Jersey, NJDOT is working with Camden County and the Coopers Ferry Partnership on the 3 projects in Camden. Numerous engineering companies have been involved in final design and several construction firms now have contracts to begin work.
We are excited to report that four projects have broken ground and more are expected to start this spring. Here is an update on the new bike/ped goodness coming to a neighborhood near you:
58th Street Greenway
|Construction starting February 24th|
The Connector Bridge and Walnut Street Bridge Gateway
|Construction of the connector bridge earlier this month|
The Walnut Street Bridge Gateway just broke ground this month. It will create a safer bridge with wider sidewalks, traffic calming, and a bike box. This project is due to be completed by September. Both projects are designed by the Schuylkill River Development Corporation.
Shawmont Avenue to the Montgomery County Line
|Artist rendering of path and fence|
Bartram's Garden Trail
The Bartram's Garden's trail project should be begin construction very soon and is scheduled to be complete by summer.
|Bird artist's rendering of Bartram's Garden project|
Port Richmond Trail
|Image from Delaware River City Corp|
|Artist's rendering of Boardwalk|
Camden - Pearl Street, MLK Boulevard, and Pine Street
|Map of TIGER projects (click to enlarge)|
Many people have been working very hard to make bring these projects possible. Hip hip horray! to everyone who is making the TIGER roar in Philly and Camden.