Greenway connecting Delaware, Schuylkill rivers slowly inches forward

April 5, 2021 KYW Newsradio
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The plan to connect the Delaware and Schuylkill River bike trails is finally making some headway.

The Spring Garden Street Greenway plan was conceived 10 years ago. Now, with President Joe Biden’s commitment to upgrading the country’s infrastructure, biking advocates hope that will move the project forward.

“Throughout the past decade of working on this, we’ve seen just consistent community interest,” said Lizzie Hessek, regional trails and recreation program manager for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, “from across the corridor, from folks in the Spring Garden neighborhood, all the way to Northern Liberties, passing by Chinatown, passing by the Community College (of Philadelphia). There’s kind of across-the-board interest in seeing something happen to Spring Garden Street.”

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