PennPraxis has released conceptual renderings of one of Philadelphia's most eagerly-awaited sections of the Schuylkill River Trail and East Coast Greenway. Known as Bartram's Mile North
and Bartram's Mile South
, these trails will connect Bartram's Gardens to the Gray's Ferry Crescent and give Southwest Philadelphia much better access to its riverfront.
These renderings are preliminary and based upon a first round of design and public input. So the ultimate designs could change dramatically from what is depicted here. Further detailed work was briefly held up by the William Penn Foundation's temporary suspension of grants to the City of Philadelphia, but PennPraxis now expects to begin the next stage of design in May.