We know that public access to creeks is critical to community environmental engagement and stewardship. That’s why TTF is committed to supporting trail projects that connect people to green spaces and waterways!
The Frankford Creek Greenway Steering Committee met in late March to discuss new developments related to this exciting trail project. TTF is proud to be a member of this committee. You can read about the project to date here.
We learned that design and construction for the first phase of the project will be focused on the southern end of the proposed trail, and will connect initially to the already constructed Port Richmond Trail. You can read about that successful project here. The proposed first section of the Frankford Creek Greenway would be about 1.4 miles long and extend from the intersection of Lewis Street and Delaware Avenue to the intersection of Wheatsheaf Lane and Aramingo Avenue. Eventually the trail would connect Tacony Creek Park to the Delaware River, and allow people to travel from Montgomery County all the way to Philadelphia via the Circuit, our Regional Trail Network.
The Steering Committee is applying for Transportation Alternatives Program funding from PennDOT as well as additional funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to finance construction of the trail. Trail construction work would occur in 2017.
The Frankford Creek Greenway Feasibility Study will be complete by the end of June. We hope to see you at a public meeting we’ll be hosting here in the Globe Dye Works next month!