PRESS RELEASE

June 30, 2017

For Immediate Release: Area residents are invited to review the final plan of the Tri-County Primary Trails Study Local residents, stakeholders, recreation enthusiasts and all others are urged to attend the public meeting to share their opinions on a planning study that examined non-motorized transportation options connecting parks, neighborhoods and business hubs to the Schuylkill River Trail.

The first public meeting was March 29, 2016. The final study outlines a plan for expanding existing public trail systems via four primary trail corridors anticipated to travel through portions of Pottstown Borough, West Pottsgrove Township, Upper Pottsgrove Township, Douglass Township (Berks County), Lower Pottsgrove Township, Douglass Township (Montgomery County), New Hanover Township, North Coventry Township and East Coventry Township.

The public meeting will be held at 6:00 PM, August 2, 2017 in Pottstown Borough Hall, Council Chambers Room, 3rd floor, Room 100, located at 100 East High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. The meeting will begin with a presentation of the primary trail alignments before opening for Q&A from those in attendance. The purpose of this study is to consolidate municipal and county planning efforts into a unified regional trail plan addressing major obstacles to providing equitable transportation alternatives, opportunities for healthy lifestyles and economic vitality.

The results of this study will help guide communities in determining the most feasible locations for these trails, outline a concise implementation plan to integrate local trail networks and provide a marketing vehicle to obtain implementation grants. Funding for this study was made possible by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. DVRPC is leading the planning study with assistance from the Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Coordinator.

For additional information please contact Michael Lane at PARRCoordinator@gmail.com or 484-945-0200

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