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Councilman Squilla (center left) just couldn’t contain his enthusiasm for trails. Councilman Green (center right) held it together.

Philadelphia City Council recently adopted a resolution in support of building 500 miles of Circuit Trails by 2025. On Tuesday, Councilmembers Derek Green and Mark Squilla came to meet Circuit advocates outside City Hall to commemorate the occasion.

The resolution calls for speeding up our region’s rate of trail construction in order to get us back on schedule to have 750 miles constructed by 2040, as called for in the DVRPC’s long-range plan.

Philadelphia simultaneously becomes the sixth county and 80th municipality in our region to adopt such a resolution. As of today, we have all five counties in Pennsylvania on board, as well as Camden County in New Jersey. Next up: Gloucester, Mercer and Burlington Counties.

Click here for a link to our map that tracks resolution progress across the region.

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Circuit resolution signatory governments now represent an estimated 4.8 million people in our region.

Our goals of reaching 100 municipal and nine county resolutions by year’s end are both well in sight.

Leonard Bonarek


In 2016, Leonard entered his third career: city planning. Previous to joining Bicycle Coalition, he had 7 years’ experience working in social services, and 10 years’ hard labor in the maritime industry, in addition to several years of intern and volunteer experience with our organization and Neighborhood Bike Works.

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