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Feb. 27th Walk on the Future Schuylkill River Trail

BICYCLE COALITION OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA & Complete the Trail Coalition

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sarah Clark Stuart, Campaign Director
215-242-9253, x6
215-546-1222
 
Public Invited to Winter Walk on Future Schuylkill River Trail
Guided walk on Saturday, February 27th
to see where new trail segments are planned for
West and Southwest Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA.  -- The Complete the Schuylkill River Trail Coalition will lead a mid-winter walk on Saturday, February 27th through several West Philadelphia and Southwest Philadelphia sites where new segments of the Schuylkill River Trail will be located.

The Walk will convene at 9:30am and start off at 9:45am from the Bartram's Garden parking lot.  Bartram's Garden is located at 54th and Lindbergh Avenue.  Old clothes and waterproof boots are recommended.  The walk will proceed from the Bartram's property to 51st Street, to Paschal Avenue and then over the Gray's Ferry Bridge to Dupont Crescent site on the east side of the river.  The walk will end at the Trolley Works depot, where walkers will be driven back to Bartram's.

 

Click here for more details and how to RSVP for this Saturday event. 

 

Bicycle and car parking at Bartram's Garden is available, or take Trolley #36 (get off at the green BP station).

 

Bartram's Garden path will be receiving construction funds through the newly awarded TIGER grant.  Schuylkill River Development Corporation will break ground on Dupont Crescent this spring.  A new river crossing is being planned between the Dupont Crescent and old National Heat and Power site, which is currently owned by Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC).  A map of all of these segments is at www.completethetrail.org

 

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Bicycle Coalition of Greater PhiladelphiaThe Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a 1,600-member organization that makes bicycling better by promoting the bicycle as a healthy, low-cost and environmentally friendly form of transportation and recreation. bicyclecoalition.org

 




The Complete the Schuylkill River Trail is a coalition of organizations including: Bartram's Garden, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, East Falls Development Corporation, East Coast Greenway Alliance, Fairmount Park, Friends of Ivy Ridge Trail, Lower Merion Township, Complete the Schuylkill River TrailManayunk Development Corporation, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Philadelphia Water Department, Schuylkill River Heritage Area, Schuylkill River Park Alliance, Schuylkill Project,  Schuylkill River Development Corporation, and the Van Stone Foundation.  completethetrail.org
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