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Write Congress to Help Complete the Trail

In March, bicyclists, walkers, and trail users from around the country convened in Washington D.C. to advocate for better policies and laws to improve bicycling and walking in cities, towns, the suburbs and rural areas across America.

A contingent of bicycle and walking advocates from the Philadelphia-Camden region met with members of Congress to thank them for supporting the TIGER application that granted a $23 million award to the region for 10 multi-use path trails. They also asked Congress to support continued funding of additional trail segments to complete the Schuylkill River Trail and East Coast Greenway in Pennsylvania.  

You can send a letter to your representatives in the U.S. House and the Senate asking them to support these requests. Hearing from you will demonstrate that there is widespread public support for Completing the Trail and will encourage them to support funding these trail projects.


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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