Overview of Circuit Trails Projects that Made it Into House Transportation and Infrastructure Bill

by | June 24, 2021 | News, Biking the Region, Connecting Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Network, The Circuit | 0 comments

In early April of this year, the Circuit Trails Coalition reached out to its 9-County Action Team members asking that they tell their Member of Congress to prioritize the Circuit Trails for both Community Project and Transportation and Infrastructure funds.

Thanks to your support, the Action Teams generated nearly 200 letters throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region urging each Member of Congress to prioritize important Circuit Trails projects in their district. This action helps the Circuit Trails Coalition reach their short term goal of 500 miles of completed trails by 2025 and brings the growing network of trails one step closer to the long-term goal of 800-plus miles!

Below are three Circuit Trails projects that were listed in the House Transportation and Infrastructure bill that passed last week

Member of Congress / DistrictProject SubmittedCity / Township / StateProject SponsorRequested Funding Amount
Fitzpatrick, PA-01Lower State Road Grade Crossing Safety ImprovementsPhiladelphia, PASoutheastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)$1,200,000
Boyle, PA-02Frankford Creek Greenway: Adams Avenue to Bristol StreetPhiladelphia, PACity of Philadelphia$2,000,000
Dean, PA-04Cross County Trail – Germantown Pike Crossing and ExtensionPlymouth Township, PAMontgomery County, PA$4,840,000

 

Additionally, many projects throughout the region have been submitted that will improve bike and pedestrian infrastructure. Those projects are the following:

Member of Congress / DistrictProject SubmittedCity / Township / StateProject SponsorRequest Funding Amount
Boyle, PA-02Castor Ave Complete StreetPhiladelphia, PACity of Philadelphia$3,000,000
Evans, PA-03Chestnut Street Pedestrian Safety IslandsPhiladelphia, PACity of Philadelphia$3,000,000
Evans, PA-03Cobbs Creek Parkway Multimodal Safety Improvements: Larchwood Avenue to 67th St.Philadelphia, PACity of Philadelphia$800,000
Evans, PA-03Franklin Square Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvement – 7th and Race SpecificPhiladelphia, PADelaware River Port Authority (“DRPA”)$240,000
Evans, PA-03Parkside Avenue – Safe Access to ParksPhiladelphia, PACity of Philadelphia$4,000,000
Scanlon, PA-05Cobbs Creek Parkway Multimodal Safety Improvements: Larchwood Ave to 67th St.Philadelphia, PACity of Philadelphia$1,200,000
Scanlon, PA-05Oregon Ave Transit and Pedestrian ImprovementsPhiladelphiaCity of Philadelphia$2,400,000
Scanlon, PA-05PHL Airport Bike LanesPhiladelphiaThe City of Philadelphia$3,000,000
Scanlon, PA-05Upper Darby Walnut Street Multimodal Connectivity ProjectUpper Darby, PAUpper Darby Township$745,000
Norcross, NJ-01Parkside Neighborhood School and Pedestrian Traffic Safety, Camden, NJCamden, NJCamden County$6,000,000

 

If you missed this opportunity to write your member of Congress, you’ll receive the latest actions and news by becoming a Circuit Citizen. The Circuit Citizens community is a growing, interconnected, multi-county network of people who are interested in supporting and advocating for the advancement of the Circuit Trails network. Be sure to keep an eye out for more actions from the Circuit Trails Action Team this year as we need your help to reach the goal of creating 500 miles of trail by 2025!

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