This blog was written by Sarah Clark Stuart, Chair of the Circuit Trails Coalition and Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, and first appeared on the Bicycle Coalition’s blog in October 2020.

Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Recreation and Conservation grant program recently announced some of its Community Conservation Partnership Program grants. The C2P2 program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources including, the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), which includes KeyCommunity and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF); the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF); Pennsylvania Recreational Trails Program (PRT – federal source); Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program (HA); ATV Restricted Management Account (ATV); and the Snowmobile Restricted Management Account (SNOW). Six Circuit Trails projects were awarded grants. Read on below to learn more about these projects and the new funding.

Delaware COUNTY

Chester City, $60,000

Design for the development of approximately 0.5 miles of the East Coast Greenway in Chester City, Delaware County from West 4th Street to the Delaware River along Highland Avenue. Work to include drawings, specifications and related documents. (Lisa Gaffney, (610) 447-7861, Key – Community)

Montgomery County

Royersford Borough, $428,000, Development of the Schuylkill River Trail in Royersford Borough, Montgomery County

Work to include rehabilitation of Royersford Trestle Bridge; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. (Michael Leonard, (610) 948-3737, Key – Community)

Philadelphia COUNTY

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, $277,000

Payment toward the acquisition of approximately 0.8 acres in Philadelphia City, Philadelphia County to provide approximately 0.2 miles of trail for the development of the Delaware River Trail. (Lizzie Woods, (215) 629-3250, ESF)

Philadelphia City Treasurer Department of Parks and Recreation, $50,000

Prepare a trail study for the development of approximately 0.64 miles of the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia City, Philadelphia County from Bartram’s Garden to Passyunk Avenue. Work to include a written, bound report. (Joseph Syrnick, (215) 309-5523 ext. 102, Key – Community)

Bucks County

New Britain Township, $225,000, Development of the Neshaminy Greenway Trail in New Britain Township, Bucks County

Work to include construction of approximately 0.66 miles of trail from Upper State Road to the existing Neshaminy Greenway Trail, stormwater management measures and a trailhead; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. (Eileen Bradley, (215) 822-1391, Key – Community)

Solebury Township, $400,000, Development of the Route 202 Parkway Trail in Solebury Township and New Hope Borough, Bucks County

Work to include construction of approximately 0.28 miles of trail from Kitchens Lane in Solebury Township to Sugan Road in New Hope Borough and intersection improvements; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. (Dennis H. Carney, (215) 297-5656, Key – Community)