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swimmer shown mid-air doing a cannonball, just before entering the still waters of the Darby Creek

A swimmer enjoys the mill pond along the Darby Creek Trail

How do we bring this kind of joy to more people in Delaware County, and how do we do it quickly? These are the questions that Delaware County Council asked and answered.

In the past three years, as the Bicycle Coalition has broadened our regional capacity in advocating for the advancement of Circuit Trails across the Philadelphia region, we noted that Delaware County had fewer planning resources dedicated to this work than other counties in the region. We made these observations known to Delaware County Councilmember Elaine Schaefer, and the County responded by creating an RFP for a one-year Open Space & Trails consultant position! Interested in helping to make Delaware County a more livable place while working independently and supporting the great work of the Delaware County Planning Department? Click here to learn more and apply.

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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