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.
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.
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.
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.