Tomorrow, the Delaware River City Corporation and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the 1.6 mile of the new Port Richmond Riverfront trail at Delaware and Allegheny Aves. This trail is part of the East Coast Greenway and was one of the 10 segments that received TIGER funding in 2010. Mayor Nutter and other dignataries will be in attendance.
Where: Pulaski Park, Delaware & Allegheny Avenues
When: October 29th at 2pm
There was a great turnout of elected officials at yesterday's ribbon cutting of the three new TIGER funded trails. Senator Bob Menendez, Congressman Rob Andrews, State Senator Don Norcross, Assemblyman Gilbert Wilson, Mayor Dana Rudd, Freeholder Ian Leonard and several Camden councilpersons were all in attendance. Kids from CYCLE (Camden Youth Cycling Learning and Exercising) were also in attendance to demonstrate how much fun it is to ride on a safe street. The three projects were funded by a TIGER grant won by Camden County and the City of Philadelphia is 2010.
Tomorrow (August 29th) Camden County cuts the ribbon on three new bicycle and pedestrian street improvements near the City of Camden's waterfront. The trail projects, funded by a 2010 U.S. DOT TIGER grant that Camden County shared with the City of Philadelphia, are transforming parts of Downtown Camden, with the addition of bike lanes, new signage and lighting and extensive streetscape improvements. Together these streets help link Cooper River Park to the Ben Franklin Bridge (and thus trails in Philadelphia and the rest of Pennsylvania) and are an important part of completing the Circuit.
The ribbon cutting will happen Thursday, August 29th at 1:00 pm at Pearl Street between 3rd and 5th Streets. A ceremonial bike ride by youth from CYCLE will precede remarks from dignitaries including US Senator Robert Menendez, Camden Mayor Dana L Redd, Congressman Rob Andrews, Senator Donald Norcross, Cooper's Ferry Partnership CEO Anthony Perno, and Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard.
You can find these three projects on our website:
Spring is here, let the trail events begin!
At long last, the first new section of Schuylkill River Trail to be built in several years will be dedicated on Thursday, March 28 at 10:30am. This new segment runs from Port Royal "Avenue" in the Roxborough section of Philadlephia to the intersection of Shawmont and Nixon Streets.
A full contingent of dignitaries are expected to attend. Mayor Michael Nutter, Congressman Chaka Fattah, Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., Deputy Mayor Michael DiBerardinis will all be there to cut the ribbon. The more bicyclists and trail users in attendance the better!
Besides building a new piece of trail along a PECO right-of-way behind Nixon Street, which gently slopes down to the intersection of Shawmont and Nixon Streets, this project included widening the paved section between the Montco line and Port Royal Avenue, plus making a much improved paved connection to the Manayunk Canal Towpath.
This project was funded in part by a 2010 $23 million TIGER grant that Philadelphia won along with the City of Camden to build ten trail segments in both cities.
|On Pearl St next to the Ben Franklin Bridge|
|MLK Blvd at Broadway|
|Port Richmond Trail Alignment at the Tioga Marine Terminal|