The Delaware River Trail
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation - DRWC - achieved a key milestone in implementing the Central Delaware Master Plan and transforming the Delaware River waterfront into a walkable and bikeable destination which will cover 6 miles. Trail features include:
- a run for 1400 linear feet, from Spring Garden Street to Ellen Street, incorporating streetscape improvements that will be used for the entire waterfront trail from Oregon Avenue to Allegheny Avenue
- a 12’ bi-directional bikeway separated from a 10’ pedestrian walkway, all buffered from the street by plantings and a curb
- rain gardens that will collect the first inch of storm water, relieving the city sewer system during major weather events, as well as benches and bike racks, decorative street pavers, and innovative solar trail lighting.
The Delaware River Trail is part of the East Coast Greenway and the Circuit, which provide a crucial bicycle network connection for Philadelphia and region. A planned bike trail at Spring Garden Street will connect the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers.
DRWC worked closely with the Philadelphia Streets Department, Water Department and PennDOT to design and construct the trail. Construction was coordinated with local residents and businesses.
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