Trail Construction Takes Shape in Philadelphia

Two years ago in 2010 Philadelphia was awarded a $23 million TIGER Grant that would fund seven major trail projects throughout the city.  Two major projects are underway and more to come in the future.

On Friday construction began on the 58th Street Greenway which will link Cobbs Creek Trail, the Schulykill River Trail, and Bartram's Garden.  This connection will link three crucial city parks providing a critical link in the East Coast Greenway.

58th Street
Bartram's Garden

A connector bridge has been underway for months, bridging over the CSX tracks at Schuylkill Banks, with completion set for October.  The Walnut Street bridge is also under construction, to create a safer bridge with wider sidewalks and a bike box.

Connector Bridge

Future projects are the Port Richmond Trail which will line Delaware and Allegheny avenues, creating a multi-use trail separating traffic by a planted median.  The Boardwalk extension of Schuylkill banks will extend the trail southward from Locust Street to South Street.


The Boardwalk

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