Public input sought on trail corridor in Cheltenham

There is a study underway that is examining the Cheltenham portion of “The Circuit,” an 800-mile-long network of trails being developed in the Philadelphia region. Below are more details from Cheltenham Township’s website and a link to offer your opinion.

Under the sponsorship of the Tookany-Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, a study is now under way to determine the feasibility of constructing a new trail in some places and upgrading the existing trail in other locations. The Trail, which will form an important part of “The Circuit,” the 800-mile long network of trail being developed in Philadelphia and vicinity, will be studied to meet Circuit standards for a multi-use pedestrian and bicycle trail. The Trail will also be examined for compliance with standards of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

While the study is limited to the corridor between Cheltenham Avenue and High School Road, the work will take into account possible links with the Tacony Creek Trail and  the Frankford Creek Greenway all the way to the Delaware River and the East Coast Greenway, as well as the future extension from Elkins Park to Glenside, Arcadia University and the Cresheim Trail in Springfield Township.

The study will examine potential alternate routes on both side of the Creek, and will benefit from a rigorous public involvement process that includes a Study Advisory Committee (SAC) with local representatives and several public meetings through the course of the project.

You can offer your input here.