Regional Trail Summit: Saturday February 28th, 9-11:00 AM at Haverford Community Recreation and Environmental Center in Haverford Reserve. The Trail Summit this year will explore developments and experiences in multiple suburban townships, with presentations from Haverford, Radnor, Newtown, Lower Merion, the Delaware County Planning Department and the Valley Forge to Heinz Refuge Trail Coalition. Residents of Marple, Newtown, Radnor, Lower Merion, Springfield and Upper Darby Townships are especially encouraged to join us in reviewing progress, identifying new opportunities to improve walking and biking, and planning to help our communities continue to build trails and connections. You can bring your wish list, adopt a trail, and help us plan for more trails. Coffee and Danish. Anyone interested in walking, running and biking is welcome to attend. Please spread the word! Haverford CREC, 9000 Parkside Drive, Haverford PA. Search Haverford Recreation for more information and directions.
ü Hosts: Haverford Walks and Bikes and Friends of Haverford Trails
ü Friends of Marple-Newtown Trails, Radnor Open Space Plan Committee, Lower Merion Twp., DelCo Planning Department, and other Groups/Attendees
ü Review Progress, Identify New Regional Connection Options, Plan for 2015
ü 2014 Friends of Haverford Trails Progress Report
ü Darby Creek Trail Feasibility Study Grant awarded – for balance of Haverford sections
ü Bike parking rings purchased for collaborative installation by SEPTA, Haverford in 2015
ü Pennsy Trail “Wood Chip Trail” completed, construction grant awarded for permanent trail – expect 2015 completion
ü Shoulder Safety Striping pilot completed by PennDOT on over 7 additional miles of roads
ü R. Kerr expanding bike-friendly roads, parks additions regionally to Google Maps
ü Regional working group formed: Marple-Newtown-Radnor-Haverford, more invited.
ü Regional Progress, Plans and Connection Opportunities
ü Newtown Twp. Trails via Planning Commission integration into major developments – John Battista, former member of Newtown Planning Commission, Historical Society.
ü Radnor Twp. Greenways and Open Space Network Plan, connectivity possibilities R-H-M-N – Cheryl Tumola, Sub-Committee Chair.
ü Lower Merion Twp. – update on Cynwyd Trail Bridge to Manayunk, potential future trail connections - Chris Leswing, Lower Merion Planning Department.
ü Valley Forge to Heinz Refuge Trail Feasibility Study - Progress Report – Bob Thomas, Cambell Thomas & Co.
ü Darby Creek Valley Greenway Master Plan and status of Kent Park to Swedish Cabin trail project – Steve Beckley, Delaware County Planning Department.
ü 2015 Opportunities and Priorities
ü Trail easement for Reserve-Cooke property; plans to go north to Ithan Valley Park ...
ü Darby Creek Trail connections to Upper Darby and beyond
ü Review of Current Trail Map/Trail Friendly Corridors
ü Open discussion and input (Handout):
ü Pedestrian safety hazard locations?
ü Bicycle safety hazard locations?
ü Where is bike parking most needed?
ü Other needs and potential 2015 focus areas?
ü Closeout, Action Items, Path Forward, Volunteer, connect!
Tim Denny; Asst. Twp Manager, Recreation Dept., firstname.lastname@example.org; 610-446-9397
Peter S. Puglionesi; email@example.com; 610-449-3430, C: 610-662-7061
Rich Kerr; firstname.lastname@example.org; 610-527-3725, C: 610-804-2467