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
Hey, Philly pedestrians! Sorry if our lack of recent blog posts has got you down. To make up for it, here's a roundup of news and events that may be of interest to you. (It looks like Halloween festivities are taking over the city in full force this weekend!) Cities such as Atlanta are reversing … Continue reading Link roundup, 10/24/13
Walking, whether for transportation or exercise, carries many health benefits, but it doesn't have to be your only source of physical activity. If running is more your speed, check out runningintheusa.com, where you can find out about races going on in and around Philadelphia. Some of these runs and walks take place on the region's … Continue reading There’s a walk or run for everyone!
The city recently celebrated the opening of two new trails, the Penn Street Trail and the 58th Street Greenway. The Penn Street Trail runs along the Delaware River and will part of a continuous 5-mile path that wil be called the Delaware Waterfront Trail. The 58th Street Greenway is part of the East Coast Greenway, and … Continue reading Show your support for trails in the Philadelphia region!
Philadelphia'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 … Continue reading Draft Philadelphia Trail Master Plan released
On Tuesday, April 30, the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities and DVRPC held a summit on the state of walking and biking in our fair city. Here are some takeaways from Tuesday's summit that may be of interest to pedestrians. Ongoing trail network expansion Jeannette Brugger of the Planning Commission and Chris Linn of … Continue reading Notes from the Greater Philadelphia Pedestrian and Bicycle Summit
Though the weather may still be cold, it's now officially spring. You know what that means--it's the time of year when people start returning to the city's wide network of pedestrian and bicycle trails! This year, trail users have many reasons to be excited; there are quite a few projects going on to expand existing trails … Continue reading Philly trails expanding; preliminary designs released for Bartram’s Mile
When Oklahoma City was ranked the second-fattest city in America in 2009, Mayor Mick Cornett examined the problem and declared that the city's car-oriented design and unfriendly streets were at fault. Pedestrian-unfriendly design was detracting from the city's livability, which also meant that it contributed to the outmigration of young, intelligent workers - often known … Continue reading Oklahoma City mayor: “We have to start building this city for people”