Image: americantrails.orgPhiladelphia’s City Planning Commission has released a draft of their Trail Master Plan.  The plan provides maps and an inventory of the numerous existing and proposed trails in Philadelphia.  It also outlines best practices in trail building, defines the different types of trails in Philadelphia, and prioritizes the city’s trail projects.

The creation of the Trail Master Plan was recommended in the City’s long-range plan, Philadelphia2035,  in order to achieve the goal of expanding and connecting the regional network of parks and trails.  Trails encourage recreation, provide open space, and encourage active transportation along routes without vehicle traffic.  They are certainly an important part of our city’s infrastructure.

Today (May 31st) is the last day to provide public comments on the draft plan.  Comments may be emailed to Jeannette Brugger at the Planning Commission.


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