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City seeks feedback on proposed Frankford Creek Trail

What do you think about a trail along the Frank­ford Creek that would run from Win­go­hock­ing Street in Ju­ni­ata all the way to Brides­burg near the Delaware River?

Rep­res­ent­at­ives of the city’s Parks and Re­cre­ation De­part­ment want to hear the pub­lic’s views on the “Frank­ford Creek Gre­en­way” at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Ju­ni­ata Golf Club House, 1391 E. Cay­uga St.

The trail has been in the plan­ning stages since 2007, Rob Arm­strong, Parks & Rec’s pre­ser­va­tion and cap­it­al pro­jects man­ager, said last week.

“We’re now at a good spot to find out what the pub­lic has to say,” he said.

The trail is con­ceived as a paved walk­way that gen­er­ally will be 12 feet-wide. The plan was star­ted by the Phil­adelphia Wa­ter De­part­ment be­fore Parks & Rec took over, Arm­strong said, and will be com­pleted with co­oper­a­tion from the Pennsylvania De­part­ment of Trans­port­a­tion.

The trail will start about a block down Cay­uga Street where a sim­il­ar path stops along the Ta­cony Creek, Arm­strong said. Bike lanes on Cay­uga will link the two. On the east­ern end, the Frank­ford Creek Gre­en­way will tie in­to a trail through Port Rich­mond, Arm­strong ad­ded, and all of that will be­come part of a sys­tem that goes through the east­ern United States called the East Coast Gre­en­way.

All of that is years ahead, Arm­strong said, but stressed the pub­lic’s ideas are needed to help fur­ther plan and design the gre­en­way. ••

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