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The Delaware Avenue Extension
Spearheaded by the Philadelphia Streets Department, the Delaware Avenue Extension Project will extend the Avenue north from Lewis Street to Buckius Street (across a new bridge over the Frankford Creek) and is intended to relieve truck traffic congestion on Richmond Street.  The project will consist of a two-lane highway, with acquisition of right-of-way for pedestrian use. Subsequent ‘softening’ of the section’s character could occur as non-industrial uses gradually replace existing industrial activities.

Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC)
SRDC is a public private partnership leading the development of Schuylkill Banks. With a proven track record in raising funds, promoting city assets, collaborating with a broad and diverse constituency, SRDC works with federal, state, city and private agencies to coordinate, plan and implement economic, recreational, environmental and cultural improvements and tourism initiatives on the lower Schuylkill River between the Fairmount Dam and the Delaware River.

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC)
The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia between Oregon and Allegheny Avenues. DRWC intends to transform the central Delaware River waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. DRWC will serve as a catalyst for high quality investment in public parks, trails, maritime, residential, retail, hotel and other improvements that create a vibrant amenity, extending Philadelphia to the river’s edge.

The Tidal Delaware Water Trail initiative
is a key part of the strategy of Pennsylvania Environmental Council (Council) to connect users of landbased recreation to the river itself, and thus create a core constituency of new water-recreation users. The Tidal Delaware Water Trail was launched in late 2008 with the creation and initial distribution of a three part map and the debut of a website to serve as a local clearinghouse of information and social media portal for recreational users in the region.

By promoting the trail through a network of user groups, economic development and tourism organizations, businesses, and local governments, the Council has been building demand for river recreation and providing additional opportunities to experience and steward the river. For example, the launch of a public kayaking program in the basin at Penn’s Landing during the Summer of 2009 reached over 800 residents and visitors, and is now in the process of being spun-off as a self-sustaining outsourced operation.

Port Richmond Trail

K&T Trail

Lardner's Point Park

Baxter Trail


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