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.
Marcus Hook to Claymont:
This future on road section of the East Coast Greenway will connect bike lanes on US 13 in Marcus Hook with the Delaware section of the Greenway.
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.
This will consist of on road bicycle improvements on Seaport Drive to complement the waterfront promenade on the Delaware River around Talon Energy Stadium.
D&L Trail section:
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. More recently PennDOT is wrapping up two projects that when complete address another missing link across US 13 at Green Lane in Bristol Township and under Tyburn Rd adjacent to the Amtrak NE Corridor Line tracks. Two other projects are in the pipeline but construction has not begun yet. Another barrier the Conrail embankment near Morrisville will get a box culvert to travel under the rail line. Finally Morrisville Borough has received funding to design the missing link of the trail across Route 32.
Phase 1 of the Kensington and Tacony Trail is under construction. The project extends from Princeton Avenue north of the Tacony Palmyra Bridge to the Frankford Boat Launch near Dietz and Watson.
The East Coast Greenway will be on road bike lanes, sidewalks and signage through the Borough of Marcus Hook connecting to the State of Delaware.
The Tinicum Trail is under construction and runs parallel to PA 291 east of Dcarby Creek.
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.
Stay tuned for more updates!