SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corp

Delaware River Waterfront Corp

June 13, 2013 12:34 ET

Media Alert: Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Delaware River Waterfront Corporation to Open First Segment of Delaware River Trail

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2013) -

WHEN: Monday, June 17, 10:30am

WHERE: Intersection of Delaware Avenue and Penn Street, just north of Spring Garden Street

WHAT:  The Delaware River Waterfront Corp (DRWC) is proud to introduce the first segment of the planned 5-mile multi-modal waterfront trail that will run along the Delaware River. Running for 1400 linear feet from Spring Garden Street to Ellen Street, the trail demonstrates the high level of design quality and public realm improvement that will be used for the entire waterfront trail. Key elements of the project include:

  • The city's first separated on-road bicycle and pedestrian trail, which has a 12' bi-directional bikeway and 10' pedestrian walkway
  • Rain gardens that will collect the first inch of storm water, relieving the city sewer system during major weather events
  • Part of the East Coast Greenway and the Circuit, providing a crucial bicycle network connection for the city and region
  • Beautiful and distinctive street furniture, including benches, bike racks, and innovative solar lighting

PROGRAM: Remarks from Mayor Michael A. Nutter; Councilman Mark Squilla; Rina Cutler, Deputy Mayor for Transportation & Utilities; Barry Seymour, Executive Director of DVRPC and Wendy Hamiton, General Manager of Sugarhouse Casino. Remarks will be followed by a ribbon-cutting and inaugural bike ride. DRWC President Thomas Corcoran will serve as Master of Ceremonies. 

PARKING: Festival Pier parking lot, Spring Garden Street at Columbus Boulevard

BACKGROUND:

DRWC is a 501(c)(3) created in January 2009, exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. DRWC is transforming the waterfront into a vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. Learn more about DRWC's current projects and programs at www.delawareriverwaterfront.com and more about the Master Plan for the Central Delaware at http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/planning/masterplan-for-the-central-delaware.  

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