Trails are all the rage. A well-connected and safe trail network is one of the top items people look for when choosing a place to live. Trails provide recreational prospects that diversifies economic opportunity, community health, and personal wellbeing. Access to trails provides a vital outlet for people seeking a safe activity during the pandemic. Beyond the positive wellness impact, trails make an important environmental and economic impact by taking pressure off road systems and encouraging tourism between urban and suburban communities.
To effectively meet the County’s needs for connections, trail advocacy, and trail maintenance; County Council is establishing the Delco Trails Alliance. The Alliance will gather representatives from various existing trail groups to better coordinate, communicate, and serve trail access within Delaware County. The group will work collaboratively with municipalities, adjoining Counties, and the regional Circuit Traiks while promoting the Countywide Primary Trail Network.
For more on the Delco Countywide Primary Trail Network, go to Chapter 3 of the Countywide Greenway Plan, and to learn about the many aspects and benefits of trails as a recreation facility go to Chapter 4 of the County Open Space and Recreation Plan.
More to come –– check back soon!