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Bike and walking trail projects get a $7.9 million boost

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission issued grants to trail projects in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Bike and pedestrian trail projects in the region got a boost with $7.9 million in grant money devoted to them by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.

The commission, which allocated available federal money to local projects, also committed $4 million to future projects through the next three years.

The following locations received funding through the DVRPC:

Bucks County

Neshaminy Greenway Trail (Core Creek Park to Woodbourne Road) ($995,000) – A trail connecting the Core Creek Park Trail to Woodbourne Road along Tollgate, Fulling Mill, and Ellis Roads.

Iron Work Creek Sidewalk ($894,000) – Sidewalk improvements along both sides of Second Street Pike in Northampton Township, between Tanyard Road and Crossroads Plaza.

Chester County

Kennett Area Safer Active Transportation Routes ($915,000) – Bicycle and pedestrian improvements along South Street and Walnut Street. The project would add connections to Pennock Park and Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Township and Kennett Square.

Paoli Trail, Segment A ($483,000) – A side path on the north side of Paoli Pike between Airport Road and Ellis Lane. This is part of the Paoli Pike Trail network in East Goshen Township.

Delaware County

Pennsy Trail ($1,163,000) – An off-road, multi-use trail extending the existing Pennsy Trail to Vernon Road. The work would include a bridge over Manoa Road.

Montgomery County

Jenkintown to Pennypack Trail ($715,000) – A multi-use trail in Abington Township connecting Abington Friends School at Washington Lane and Newbold Road to the existing trail at Fox Chase Road through Alverthorpe Park.

Parkside Cynwyd Trail Extension ($534,000) – A rails-to-trails project to extend the Parkside Cynwyd Trail in Lower Merion Township, from the Cynwyd SEPTA station to the Montgomery-Philadelphia County line.

Philadelphia County

North Broad Street – Vision Zero Priority Corridor ($300,000, partial funding) – Construction of medians and pedestrian safety improvements along key segments of North Broad Street (SR 611) between Girard Avenue and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. An additional $700,000 has been requested through the Statewide TA round to fully fund the project.

Renewing Philadelphia's Historic Streets ($1,000,000) – Restoration of Thomas Paine Place in the Society Hill National Register district, including making the historic transportation facility accessible to people with disabilities.

Restoration of Historic Shawmont Station ($1,000,000) – Restoration of the Shawmont Train Station where the Manayunk Canal Towpath and Schuylkill River Train connect to Shawmont Avenue.