Thursday, May 03, 2012

DVRPC Awards Grants To Study 10 New Multi-Use Trails

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has awarded 10 grants totaling $450,000 to fund regional trail planning and feasibility projects. The grants are going to county and municipal governments, economic development partnerships, and transportation organizations. The studies funded will, we hope, lay the foundation for future additions to our regional trail system.

The projects selected are as follows:
  • Schuylkill River Trail - Monocacy Bridge Feasibility Study – $60,000 (County: Berks)
  • Neshaminy Creek Greenway (Multi-Use Trail Feasibility Study) – $60,000 (County: Bucks)
  • Kinkora Trail Mansfield Township Community Park Connector – $40,000 (County: Burlington)
  • Paoli-Chester Valley Trail Connector – $32,000 (County: Chester )
  • East Coast Greenway Inactive Railroad Right-of-Way Title Search – $12,000 (County: Delaware)
  • Powerline Trail Connector – $32,000 (County: Montgomery)
  • East Coast Greenway: SugarHouse Casino Through Penn Treaty Park – $60,000 (County: Philadelphia)
  • Frankford Creek Greenway Feasibility Study – $60,000 (County: Philadelphia)
  • Ivy Ridge Trail Feasibility Planning – $60,000 (County: Philadelphia)
  • Cynwyd Spur Trail Feasibility Study – $40,000 (County: Montgomery)
These grants constitute Phase II of DVRPC's Regional Trails Program. From their website:
The Regional Trails Program, administered by DVRPC with funding from the William Penn Foundation, provides funding for targeted, priority trail design, construction, and planning projects that will promote a truly connected, regional network of multi-use trails with Philadelphia and Camden as its hub. The program also provides technical assistance to trail developers, counties, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations.