Frankford Creek Greenway Starts to Connect!

Julie Slavet
Oct 3, 2013

Philadelphia’s City Planning Commission (PCPC), Parks and Recreation Department (PPR), and consultant Michael Baker Corporation hosted the first public meeting about the Frankford Creek Greenway Feasibility Study this past Monday. TTF is thrilled to be a partner in this exciting initiative!

The proposed Frankford Creek Greenway is a high priority trail project for the City. It will fill a gap in the regional trail network and enhance open space access to citizens. It will create a destination green space along the Frankford Creek between Tacony Creek Park and the Delaware River with a network of on and off-road bicycle and pedestrian facilities. 

                                                              -Frankford Creek Greenway Feasibility Study handout

FKFDGreenwayThe project is referred to as a “Greenway” because it connects people to parks and green spaces within the city. The meeting focused on introducing public stakeholders to the study and greenway concepts.

PPR’s Rob Armstrong and PCPC’s Jeanette Brugger presented information about the proposed greenway, which would connect the Tacony Creek Park trail to the Delaware River! Jeannette emphasized PPR and PCPC’s goal to connect community members to positive recreation and transportation opportunities as well as green spaces. The proposed project would guide Greenway users through directional signs near off road areas or in bike and “sharrow” lanes, which remind motorists to share the road with bicyclists.
Participants had the opportunity to view the project map, review information on existing conditions, see how the greenway will be part of The Circuit (our regional trail network) and the East Coast Greenway, and consider alternative concepts for several key areas along the Greenway. Meeting conveners answered questions about the concepts under study as well the advantages and challenges of each option.

Stay tuned, as this is the first of many public meetings,  Look out for Greenway updates by signing up for TTF’s monthly e-newsletter, following us on Twitter and Facebook.

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