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On a muggy July evening, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation held its second open house at the Cherry Street Pier to display their design of the Delaware River Trail – Central section between Spring Garden and Washington Avenue.

For more background on this project, click here.

This nearly 2 mile project, which is part of the Circuit and a long standing upgrade of a key corridor of the Philadelphia bicycle network, is slated to start being constructed in 2020 with a completion date of 2021.

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The new trail will replace the northbound bike lane with a multi-purpose sidepath that separates bicyclists and pedestrians.  The southbound conventional bike lane on Delaware Avenue will remain as is.

While being useful to cyclists and pedestrians who want to safely use the trail for fun on weekends, when complete, the Delaware River Trail will also be useful for cyclists getting to and from Northeast Philadelphia, the Riverwards, and South Philadelphia for transportation purposes — similar to how the Schuylkill River Trail is used for daily transportation for people commuting by bicycle to and from Northwest Philadelphia and Center City.

We will provide updates as we get them.

Sarah Clark Stuart

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Sarah’s foray into trail and bicycle advocacy began in 2004 when she became involved in the “Free Schuylkill River Park” campaign to preserve public access to the Schuylkill River Trail in Center City, now known as Schuylkill Banks. Since joining the Bicycle Coalition in 2006, she has been a key player in the Bicycle Coalition’s key accomplishments: the $23 million TIGER trail-building grant; naming and building out the Circuit; lobbying successfully for legislation mandating the inclusion of bike parking in new construction projects; Philadelphia’s Complete Streets policy; and coordinating research and analysis of several reports on bicycling in Philadelphia.

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