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.
- 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.