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Construction to start on North Delaware Greenway

Inquirer: Construction to start on North Delaware Greenway

Inquirer writer Jennifer Lin reports that the long-discussed North Delaware riverfront greenway is moving closer to reality, with enough public support and public money – $34 million – to begin construction on two-thirds of the proposed 11-mile trail for runners, walkers and cyclists.

It will hug the water’s edge – or come as close as possible – and link existing paths with new trails that will extend from Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond to the historic Glen Foerd mansion in Torresdale.

Next up:

  • Extending Delaware Avenue by two miles through Bridesburg and adding an adjacent green buffer and path.
  • Converting two miles of the abandoned Kensington & Tacony (K&T) rail line into a trail.
  • Revitalizing 41/2 acres at the Lardner’s Point Pumping Station near the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge and building a quarter-mile trail on the water’s edge.
  • Constructing three miles of bikeway along State Road, past the police and fire academies and the city’s Baxter water-treatment plant.

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