Trails. Some of our region’s best trails, and some of our region’s most beautiful and valuable planned trails, wind through the counties surrounding Philadelphia county. These trails are essential parts of the Circuit, which is our priority trail building program. Visit the official website of trails in our region, www.circuittrails.org, to see a map of trails in your region and how you can help get a trail built near you.
Complete Streets policies. We work to convince local municipalities to adopt these policies, which ensure that new roads will be built with everybody in mind. That means abandoning the cars-first development patters which have created dangerous intersections and neighborhoods where we must drive to go anywhere. You can learn more about Complete Streets at the movement’s official website.
Bike Lanes on PennDOT roads. We are working with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, PennDOT and County Planning Departments to prioritize state roads that are suitable for bicycle facilities. Using PennDOT’s 5-year paving plan the group works to identify at least two corridors annually in each of the suburban Pennsylvania counties. The goal is to facilitate PennDOT’s collaboration with each county to prepare striping, signal, and spot widening plans to improve the bikeability of these roads. Implementation will require the approval of the affected municipalities and the paving schedule. We are hopeful that some bike lanes may be added in 2019.
Your dedicated advocate for the suburban counties in Greater Philadelphia is Leonard Bonarek, Regional Planner at the Bicycle Coalition. If you have questions or concerns about bicycling in your area, or want to get more involved in our advocacy on a local level, please email Leonard.
Biking the Suburbs Facebook group. This is an active Facebook group of bicyclists in our region. Join the group to meet other like-minded bicyclists, learn about rides and meetups, and hear about important news that impacts your ride or your community.
Sign the Circuit Petition. This petition is our collection of residents and taxpayers in our region who believe that trails are worth funding. We use this petition, which more than 1,500 people have already signed, to show elected officials and funding sources that there exists popular public support for new biking and walking trails.
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