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Philadelphia trail projects get a boost from state grants

    • The Manayunk Bridge trail will connect the Cynwyd Heritage Trail and Schuylkill River Trail / Credit: Sarah Clark Stuart
      The Manayunk Bridge trail will connect the Cynwyd Heritage Trail and Schuylkill River Trail / Credit: Sarah Clark Stuart

Annual state funding came through for nearly a dozen regional trail projects late last month, and in Philadelphia that funding will make way for progress on three important trail additions.

This year the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) awarded $1.7 million in Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants to trail projects in Southeastern Pennsylvania. All of the Philadelphia projects received funding through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund.

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About the author

Christine Fisher, Transportation reporter

From 2012-2014 Christine covered transportation, writing about everything from pedestrian concerns to bicycle infrastructure, bridges, trail networks, public transit and more. Her favorite assignments sent her bushwhacking through Philadelphia’s yet-to-be-cleared bike trails, catching a glimpse of SEPTA’s inner workings or pounding the pavement to find out what pedestrians really think. Christine also covered community news for Eyes on the Street, where her work ranged from food sovereignty to public art and urban greening. She first joined PlanPhilly in fall 2011 as an intern through a partnership with Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods website. 



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