The following East Coast Greenway Trail Segments are either planned (conceptual) or in the pipeline (pre-construction)
D&L Trail Falls Township to Morrisville:
In the middle of the last century, the southernmost section of the D&L Trail's Delaware Canal Towpath was severed by rail lines and US highways 1 and 13. Thanks to the work of Circuit Coalition member organizations, PennDOT and Amtrak several projects have been completed or are underway to reconnect these crucial gaps. In 2013 PennDOT completed a passageway to provide a grade-separated crossing of US 13 in Tullytown and in 2016 completed a short connecting trail in Bristol Borough. Two other projects in Falls Township will go under construction in 2018. A passageway through a Conrail embankment and a trail under Tyburn Road. Finally Morrisville Borough has received funding to design the missing link of the trail across Route 32.
Bristol to Bensalem
This section is being studied for a suitable alignment.
The Baxter Trail is a 2-mile section Delaware River Trail (East Coast Greenway) from Pennypack Park to the Fish Hatchery at Pleasant Hill Park.
Phase 2 of the Kensington and Tacony Trail will extend it from Magee Street to the Tacony Boat Launch.
Spring Garden St. Greenway:
In general, the Spring Garden Street Greenway (SGSG) design follows a context-sensitive, complete street approach. A complete street design accommodates all potential users and serves multiple functions, consistent with adjacent land uses. In the case of SGSG, pedestrians will feel safer and more comfortable walking, the bikeway design will attract a wider range of bicyclists, stormwater will be managed in a more sustainable manner, bus access and operations will be improved, and vehicle access and connectivity will be maintained for motorists.
Heinz - Airport Trolley Trail:
The Chester Short Line Trolley Trail is known among local planners and lunchtime hikers as the "Wormhole" as this trolley bed (now a doubletrack service road) passes under I-95 connecting Philadelphia International Airport Business Park with John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge trails. The trolley trail is described in the Eastwick Trails Feasibility Study.
This will consist of on-road bicycle improvements on Seaport Drive to complement the waterfront promenade on the Delaware River around Talon Energy Stadium.
Stay tuned for more updates!