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$7.6 Million For Trails, Safe Routes Philly and Protected Bike Lanes

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has awarded $7.6 million to eleven local projects in Southeastern Pennsylvania through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Selected projects include trail, sidewalk, transit stop, and on-road bicycle improvements.

“These eleven projects will enable communities to build multi-use trails, safe routes to school and pedestrian pathways, and bike lanes and bikeway projects, providing transportation options for a wide variety of users throughout our region,” said Barry Seymour, DVRPC Executive Director. “This is one more step in our ongoing efforts to implement The Circuit, the region’s ambitious plan for a 750-mile network of connected trails.”

The project on the list that grabbed our attention is the Safe Spaces for Cyclists: Building a Protected Bicycle Network which will provide $300,000 for on road, including flexible delineator posts, signage, and pavement markings, for cyclists at designated locations throughout the City of Philadelphia.

As if that wasn’t awesome enough, this years TAP funding included a bunch of other great projects such as funding for the construction of several segments of the Circuit:

  • The Power Line Trail extension in Montomgeryville bringing it closer to a seamless connection with the Route 202 Trail.
  • The Cross County Trail in Fort Washington
  • Neshaminy Greenway Trail in Chalfont, New Britain and Doylestown
  • Lighting for the Manayunk Bridge!

And more funding Safe Routes Philly:

  • Continuation of the education and outreach including bike safety
  • Funding for street and sidewalks improvements to improve pedestrian safety

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