Trails Planning

Making Trails Happen

Greater Philadelphia is home to hundreds of miles of interconnected multi-use trails. The region also has many opportunities to expand the trail network using existing greenway corridors and disused railroad right-of-ways. DVRPC administers funding programs and offers resource guides for the planning, design, and construction of multi-use trails in Greater Philadelphia.

Regional Trails Program

DVRPC’s Regional Trails Program provides planning assistance and financial support to trail developers, counties, municipalities and nonprofit organizations to complete the Circuit Trails, Greater Philadelphia’s network of more than 800 miles of multi-use trails. The Circuit Trails seek to build better access to the region’s rivers, creeks, and streams, and to serve as a network of “bicycling highways” that will allow safe and efficient travel by bicycle.

E-Micromobility Summit

In February 2024, DVRPC convened a regional meeting to discuss the emergence of e-micromobility devices, such as electric bicycles and electric scooter, and their impact on the design, safety, equity, accessibility, and connectivity of our region’s on- and off-road bicycle and pedestrian network. The summit featured regional and national experts, including an opening presentation and panel discussion.

E-Micromobility Summit Recording

Greater Pottstown Trail Network

Between 2015 and 2017, DVRPC partnered with the Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee to plan trails in the greater Pottstown region. DVRPC prepared a feasibility study focusing on four trail routes, which will include off-road trails and on-road bicycle facilities. These trails and bikeways will enable people to travel through the Pottstown area to reach important commercial, institutional, and recreational destinations and to connect to the Circuit Trails.

Trail Maps

Resource Guides

Funding Trails in New Jersey - A Guide to Funding Multi-Use Trails - Securing funding for multi-use trail planning, design, and construction projects is an essential step in the trail development process. There are multiple sources of funding, each with their own requirements, categories of eligible projects, and cycles of funding availability. This guide describes funding available to trail projects in New Jersey.

Air Quality Partnership
Annual Report
Connections 2050
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Economic Development District