Saturday, June 01, 2013

Remembering John Pickett Delaware County Planning Chief

John Pickett, Planning Director for the Delaware County Planning Department (DCPD) passed away on May 10th at the age of 68. John was with the DCPD for 36 years and became the Director in 1985. He was well respected by his colleagues and those in the planning world. He was also known among friends as a champion of the poor.

John was instrumental in the development of the Chester Creek Trail. A proposed trail that has been in the works since 1991, more than a decade before SEPTA transferred ownership of the right of way to the County. And while he will not be able to see his vision come to fruition, he knew that the plans were finalized and that construction will begin later this year.

According to his obituary on - "At John's request, please make memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society (, the American Lung Association (, or the ASPCA ("

On behalf of the Staff and Board of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, our deepest condolences go out to John's family for their sad loss

John Pickett - Photo APA - Southeast PA