Progress along the Schuylkill River Trail from Parkerford to Pottstown

by | October 8, 2021 | The Circuit, Connecting Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Network | 0 comments

Back in April of this year, the Chester County Commissioners and partners marked the official groundbreaking of four new miles of the County’s Schuylkill River Trail (SRT). This expansion to the SRT is a $6 million project that connects trails from Linfield Road at Parkerford to the separated side path on the Route 422 Bridge at the border of Montgomery County by Pottstown. The trail is not officially open but substantial progress has been made since the official groundbreaking.

The map above shows the “In Progress” trail segment that is highlighted in red. The SRT is not only recognized as a local favorite, but a trail that is recognized throughout the Greater Philadelphia region as an important commuter and recreational connector to the counties that make up the region in Pennsylvania. This extension has been identified as Phase II of the County’s SRT. Phase II is funded through the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and PennDOT will manage the construction of the project.

As of this week, the SRT segment has been completely paved! The Chester County Planning Commission (CCPC) is currently working with the Facilities and Parks Departments to discuss the work that is near competition. As it stands, the CCPC expects to host a ribbon cutting ceremony in Spring of 2022 to celebrate the official opening of this trail segment.

Interested in seeing the trail first hand?

Join us this Saturday, 10/9 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM to learn about the Circuit Trails progress in Chester County.

You can register for our Explore the Circuit ride by clicking here. We’ll start at the Cromby Trailhead in Phoenixville and ride to the Parker Ford Trailhead in Spring City. The full distance is estimated at 11.5 miles round trip with paved trail along the way and accessible to all ages and abilities. Bicycle Coalition members can join for free admission. You can use the Member Portal to check your membership status to make sure you are eligible for complimentary admission (please use the email address where you receive Bicycle Coalition emails when you register).

If you live in the Greater Philadelphia region please consider joining the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. A one year membership is included with the regular $35 ticket price.

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