Natural Lands Trust, in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corp (DRWC), has recently acquired a key parcel in the building of the Southern portion of the Delaware River Trail, which is part of the East Coast Greenway...
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About the Trail
Running for 1400 linear feet, from Spring Garden Street to Ellen Street, this trail segment incorporates streetscape improvements that will be used for the entire waterfront trail, which will eventually run from Oregon Avenue to Allegheny Avenue.
- The first of its kind in the city in providing a 12’ bi-directional bikeway separated from a 10’ pedestrian walkway, all buffered from the street by plantings and a curb.
- The design includes rain gardens that will collect the first inch of storm water, relieving the city sewer system during major weather events, as well as beautiful and distinctive street furniture, including benches and bike racks, decorative street pavers, and innovative solar trail lighting.
- The trail segment is part of the East Coast Greenway and the Circuit, which provide a crucial bicycle network connection for the city and region. It also creates an important connection to Spring Garden Street, the site of a planned bike trail connecting the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River.
- DRWC worked closely with the Philadelphia Streets Department, Water Department and PennDOT to design and construct the trail. Construction was coordinated with local residents and businesses, including nearby Yards Brewery, Waterfront Square, and SugarHouse Casino. The trail was designed by RBA Group and constructed by AP Construction with assistance from Johnson, Mirmiran, and Thompson for permitting and construction management. Civic engagement was performed in coordination with the Central Delaware Advocacy Group.
Delaware River Trail Preliminary Design Report
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is proud to announce it is the recipient of a $5 million grant from the William Penn Foundation to further implement the Master Plan for the Central Delaware, which advances...
On June 17th, 2013, we achieved a key milestone in implementing the Master Plan for the Central Delaware and transforming the Delaware River waterfront into a walkable and bikeable destination by officially opening the first...