At the Circuit Coalition’s Semi-Annual Meeting at John Heinz NWR, Sean Megill-Legendre from DVRPC announced that 2.2 miles of Circuit Trails have been completed since May. That brings the total mileage of open Circuit Trails to 391 miles or about 47% of the 2040 goal of 830+ miles.

The newest trail segments are the following (highlighted in red on the map images shown below):

  • Delaware River Trail: K&T Phase 2 between Lardners Point Park and the Tacony Boat Launch (Philadelphia) – 0.6 miles

  • East Coast Greenway: US 13 buffered bike lanes PA-DE Border (Marcus Hook, Delaware County) – 0.3 miles

  • Naylor’s Run Trail: Chapman Park to near Marshall Road (Upper Darby, Delaware County) – 0.6 miles 

  • Delaware River Heritage Trail: 5th Street Trail (Florence Twp., Burlington County) – 0.7 miles

Another 78 miles of trails are in progress and right now several projects are under construction.

  • Cobbs Creek Trail in Eastwick between 80th and 78th St (0.8 miles)
  • Fox Chase Trail In Philadelphia and Rockledge between the Fox Chase Train Station and Rockledge Park (0.6 miles)
  • Newtown Square Branch – Haverford Vernon Rd to Manoa Rd (0.4 miles)
  • Delaware River Heritage Trail in Florence, NJ – Eyre St to Front St. and Walnut to Spruce (0.4 miles)
  • Burlington Camden Trail in Pennsauken, NJ – Cove Rd to Bethel Ave  (0.3 miles)
  • The Trestle Trail – Connecting the Schuylkill River Trail in Spring City to the Royersford Waterfront (0.3 miles)*

*Not a designated Circuit Trail but it is a direct connection

The big news however is additional funding. Nearly $40 million have been awarded to projects.

  • Camden County Link – $20.5 (RAISE and NJ TASA)
  • Rancocas Creek Greenway: Route 130 Bridge and Trail – $13.2M (2024 NJ TIP)
  • Elephant Swamp Trail – $1.4 (NJ TASA)
  • Burlington-Camden Trail: Route 130 Bridge – $1.2M (NJ TASA)
  • Schuylkill River Trail: Near 61st Street to Passyunk Ave. – $1M (PennDOT MTF and PA DCNR C2P2)
  • Cross County Trail – $1M (PA LSA)
  • Chester Valley Trail: Whitford to Downington – $500,000 (PA DCNR C2P2)
  • US 202 Trail: Solebury – $465K (PA DCED MTF)
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