Baxter Trail

The Baxter Trail has been advertised for bids and a construction contract will be awarded in the late summer of 2014.

This section of trail includes a bridge across Pennypack Creek and a 2-mile trail extension to the existing Pleasant Hill Park at Linden & Delaware Avenues.

Delaware Ave Extension

The extension of Delaware Avenue from its current terminus at Lewis Street to Bridge Street in Bridesburg will relieve truck congestion on Richmond Street through Bridesburg. The first phase broke ground in March of 2014. It will extend Delaware Avenue from Lewis Street to Orthodox Street, while concurrently constructing a parallel off-road multi-use trail, extending from the end of the Port Richmond Trail. Construction of the first phase of the new road, trail and new bridge over the Frankford Creek is scheduled for completion in October 2015.


K&T Trail

This 2-mile trail section is being developed on an abandoned riverfront Conrail freight rail line. The Kensington and Tacony trail begins at  Old Frankford Creek in Wissinoming and ends in Tacony.

Final design was begun in the summer of 2008 and construction is scheduled to begin in 2015.

Tacony Holmesburg Gap

A recent grant from the DVRPC has made it possible for DRCC to proceed with the design of this segment. When complete, this trail will fill the gap between the trails to the north, south and west, directly connecting the K&T Trail, the Baxter Trail, and the Pennypack Park Trail. Working with our consultant, DVRPC and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, the design is scheduled to be completed and permitted by March 2016.

This section of trail will follow the river, adjacent to active industrial uses. It will offer some of the best views of the river and the city of Philadelphia as each parcel as one travels north extends further east into the river. The southern terminus will be at the Tacony Boat Launch at the end of Princeton Avenue with a connection along Princeton Avenue to the neighborhoods west of I 95.

Port Richmond Trail

This project redesigned two existing city streets to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists along parts of Delaware and Allegheny Avenues. It reduced the width of the streets by 12-25 feet and added a green buffer with trees and plantings and a multi-use recreational trail on one side of the street.

Final design of the project began in the Winter of 2010 and construction was completed in 2013 with a ribbon cutting on October 29th of that year.