Philadelphia (CBS) – Philadelphia’s Spring Garden Street Greenway received a $1 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The grant will be used to provide walking and biking routes around the city.
The planned section will connect the Schuylkill River Trail and the Delaware River Trail. It also connects the East Coast Greenway, SEPTA stations, businesses, schools, and more.
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“DCNR is thrilled to join our other partners in supporting this project as it closes one of the top 10 trail gaps, with the goal of getting every Pennsylvanian within 10 minutes of trailing. can be achieved,” said Dun in a DCNR press release.
The Spring Garden Street Greenway is a planned 2.1-mile section of Philadelphia’s East Coast Greenway along a 3,000-mile walking and biking route that spans Maine to Florida.
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Greenways connect approximately 25 cities and 450 communities. In Philadelphia, the East Coast Greenway crosses Center City through Spring Garden Street.
“This project will ultimately improve the safety and accessibility of Philadelphia,” said Michael Carroll, deputy managing director of the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability.
DCNR’s $1 million commitment earned $2.1 million from the William Penn Foundation, $1.4 million from the City, and $500,000 from PennDOT.
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This project is expected to be completed within the next five years.