Ask Governors Rendell to Support Completing PA/NJ Bike Trails!

A message from the Next Great City:

It is time for Philadelphia to fill the gaps in the Schuylkill River Trail, for Pennsylvania to have a connected East Coast Greenway linking to New Jersey and Delaware, and for Camden, New Jersey to become a city of trails, not highways. As part of the campaign to Complete the Schuylkill River Trail and the campaign to build the East Coast Greenway, a broad coalition of organizations is asking you to ask Governor Rendell and Governor Corzine to support completing these trails.

On September 15, 2009, Philadelphia, along with five other surrounding counties, submitted a $36 million application for stimulus funding in September 2009 called GREAT-PA/NJ.  This application proposes to complete a number of sections of the Schuylkill River Trail in Schuylkill, Montgomery, Philadelphia counties, in addition to trail segments along the East Coast Greenway in Bucks, Philadelphia and Delaware County, and the Camden GreenWay in New Jersey.

Ask Governor Rendell and Corzine to support this application and other funding measures that will create a completed set of trail networks so that you can ride from Trenton to the Philadelphia International Airport or Valley Forge to the Camden Aquarium.  Let's make the Greater Philadelphia/Camden region bicycle friendly and sustainable!  You can edit this message by adding your own words at the bottom of the email.

A copy of your email to the Governor will be sent to your Senators and Congressional Representative.

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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