Sunday, June 20, 2010

Trails are now cool

Chester Valley Trail, completion date 2012

In Chester County, the Commissioners have been trying for over 20 years to build a trail from West Chester ultimately connecting with the famous Schuylkill River Trail. This trail would enable Chester Countians the ability to bike from West Chester all the way into center city Philadelphia.

In the late 80s and 90s, folks who lived near these proposed trails objected. No one wanted a trail near their home and many believed the trails would bring in criminals. The Chester Valley Trail almost died a near death after 9/11 as the companies near the trail feared terrorists using the trails.

According to the Daily Local News, local trails are now hot, hot. hot. Folks now want these trails near their homes. My county has many trails in the planning stages. Folks in government finally figured out that trails make a county appealing and bring in money. They are now a selling point for a community.


Kathy said...

According to Richard Woods at the Montgomery trails site the connector for the SRT to CVT is to be built in 2011.

Let's hope it turns out to be true.


Kathy said...

Bill and ride the SRT 2-3 times per week because of the traffic here in my area on the regular roads and all the road construction. I love the SRT. If you ride it often you begin to see that many riders are regulars on it.


Kathy said...

Like the new look,