We need your help! The Chester County Planning Commission is working on a study to determine the feasibility of extending the Chester Valley Trail into Downingtown. Over the next few months, the planning commission will be evaluating the conditions and working to align on the potential extension of this Circuit Trail.
Your feedback is needed! Please visit the website to learn more and take the quick online survey (5 minutes): http://www.chesco.org/planning/cvte.
The next Public Meeting to discuss the project is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 29th, 2016 (Time/Place TBD).
During the month of October, the Circuit Coalition, PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR), and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will host workshops in Chester, Delaware, Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. The purpose of the workshops is to provide updates on Circuit Trail development in each County, discuss a range of current and on-going funding sources, and look at ways to further develop Circuit trails currently in the pipeline. Each Circuit Trails Workshops will be held from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm on the designated day in each of the five counties.
These workshops will follow separate information sessions on the Transportation Alternatives Program (to be held from 2-3:30pm), which DVRPC and Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation will host to explain the upcoming competitive funding cycle for the TAP.
Registration for both the Circuit Trails Workshops and the TAP Information Sessions can be completed with the links below. You can register for either the information session or the workshop or both. There is no charge for either event.
Tuesday, October 20th – Philadelphia County
DVRPC Main Conference Room
190 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Thursday, October 22nd – Delaware County
Media Courthouse – DelCo Room
201 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063
Monday, October 26th – Bucks County
Bucks County Planning Commission – 4th Floor Conference Room
1260 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Tuesday, October 27th – Chester County
Chester County Planning Commission – GSC Room 149
601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19382
Wednesday, October 28th – Montgomery County
Montgomery County Planning Commission – Montgomery Room
One Montgomery Plaza Building Suite 202
425 Swede Street, Norristown, PA 19401
Calling all Phoenixville-area community members! This weekend, you are invited to head downtown to for a whole host of family fun events on and around the new two-mile trail segment of the Schuylkill River Trail. Activities include everything from a bike tour along the new trail, a bike check and a complementary bike helmet fitting station to live music, chalk and plein air art (painting outdoors!) and more. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Walking Bridge at the Foundry and the Phoenixville Farmer’s Market. For more information, visit http://www.schuylkillrivertowns.com/new-events/2015/4/25/phoenixville-trail-opening-celebration.
Four months after completion, the Chester Valley Board of Commissioners and the Friends of the Chester Valley Trail will be celebrating the Grand Opening of Phase II of the Chester Valley Trail on Monday, May 5th at 5 PM at 1055 Westlakes Drive in BerwynThe opneing will include a trail preview, remarks by the Chester County Commissioners and other guests, and an official ribbon cutting.
The trail now extends from the Valley Forge/King of Prussia area all the way to Exton. Future phases of the trail will continue to extend the trail eastwards towards Norristown and westwards towards Downington, providing a vital multi-use artery through the heart of Chester County.
If interested in attending, RSVP by Thursday, May 1st to the Chester County Commissioners Office ([email protected]; 610-344-6100)
See the attached flyer for more details.
The Borough of Phoenixvile is currently constructing the one of the missing links to the Schuylkill River Trail. The current phase extends about one mile along the north side of French Creek from the Phoenix Iron Column Bridge adjacent to the Foundry up to High Street. The trail will be packed gravel and the project should be completed by the fall.
Most of the project is on the perimeter of the former site of the Phoenix Iron Works which closed in 1984.
An application for the next phase has been submitted for the Regional Trails Fund. If selected the money will be available to complete the trail in Phoenixville, connecting the completed Chester County section at the Cromby trailhead with the with the Route 29 Bridge over the Schuylkill River at Mont Clare.
The following trail segments in the Circuit received grants: