First, the bad news: The future for funding the region's pedestrian and bike trails is uncertain, as the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has reached the bottom of a $10 million grant for trails provided by the William Penn Foundation. Regional trail advocates will have to look elsewhere for dedicated funding for trail projects in … Continue reading Trails, pedestrian projects, and development buzz around Philly
Interested in improving access to the Delaware River waterfront? The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is holding a public meeting tomorrow at 6:30 pm regarding their next project, the Spring Garden Connector Street. According to DRWC's Master Plan for the Central Delaware, "streets that connect the city and waterfront will be green and pedestrian-friendly."
If you are familiar with the Master Plan for the Central Delaware, produced in 2011 by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, you've probably seen the image below. It's a shiny rendering that depicts a park spanning I-95 and Columbus Boulevard, creating a welcoming pedestrian connection to the Delaware River. But how feasible is this project? … Continue reading The details of building a park over I-95