Pennypack Trail | Photo by Thom Carroll
In the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey area, trails and active transportation networks are essential infrastructure for equitably addressing the most pressing issues facing our region–from economic development, to climate resiliency, mobility, and bicyclist and pedestrian safety.
That’s the motivation for the Circuit Trails Coalition’s vision to connect the region’s trail network across nine counties and 800 miles. While more than 378 miles are completed, the Coalition has a goal to connect 500 miles by 2025. The good news is that the trail projects are there to reach that goal. What we need is for this infrastructure to be prioritized for investment and construction across our region.
The Circuit Trails Coalition is rallying support across the region to all county commissioners to prioritize the connectivity of trail and active transportation networks, incentivizing the acceleration and maintenance of this infrastructure to make it safer, more accessible, and more convenient to walk and bike; to encourage people to swap car trips for walking and biking trips, reducing greenhouse gas emissions generated from transportation; and to ultimately create more equitable economic and quality-of-life opportunities for everyone who lives here.
You can help by making sure your commissioners are on board. Send a letter to your commissioners today by selecting your county from the list below.