As a leader in the Circuit Trails Coalition pushing the development of the trail network, PEC is involved in a variety of trail planning and development projects across the region. While these trail projects are located in vastly different locales – from dense, urban cores to rail corridors in the countryside – PEC’s focus is on trails that will have the biggest impact both on their local communities and on the Circuit Trails overall. In fact, several of the trails detailed on this page, including the Liberty Bell Trail Southern Connection and Newtown Square Branch Trail in Upper Darby, rank near the top of PEC’s Gap Analysis of the Circuit Trails network in terms of overall equity impact.
River Road Trail in Bristol Township, PA
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the Heritage Conservancy, the East Coast Greenway Alliance, and consultant Michael Baker International are working to develop a safe, family-friendly public trail for walking, biking, and rolling along River Road from Cedar Avenue to just past the Wawa near Old Route 13 (see map). The River Road Trail is a portion of the East Coast Greenway and will one day connect residents and visitors alike to Bristol Borough, Bensalem, Philadelphia, and all the way from Maine to Florida!
We just closed a public survey on the River Road Trail – view the results here.