The Montgomery County Trail Access, Diversity, and Awareness Plan received a stamp of approval from county leaders at the recent commissioners’ meeting, writes Rachel Ravina for the Montgomery Media.
According to Bill Hartman, the Montgomery County Planning Commission’s section chief for trails and open space, the study was funded through a Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation and Community Development Initiative grant of $87,000.
“The trail access, diversity, and awareness plan was initiated by the planning commission to better understand and identify solutions to barriers that prevent the equitable use of the county’s trail system,” said Hartman.
The study primarily focuses on the Norristown and Pottstown portions of Schuylkill River Trail and Pennypack Trail, going from Abington Township to Bryn Athyn.
Donna Fabry, senior open space planner for the Montgomery County Planning Commission, said that her staff conducted stakeholder interviews across several areas to gain a better understanding of community needs.
“We wanted to develop recommendations that would be practical and effective in the long run,” Fabry said.
As the result, portions of the trail in Norristown and Pottstown were identified as main points of interest.
Read more about the plan at the Montgomery Media by clicking here.
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