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Chester County Trails Update

The Circuit Trails, one of the largest trail networks in the country, is right here in the Greater Philadelphia area. This multimodal trail system connects communities, and provides opportunities for a greener commute, and exciting opportunities for recreation. TMACC hosted a Zoom-based webinar on June 26, which focused on the circuit rail system in Chester County. In partnership with the Chester County Planning Commission, this live event focused on the current status of the trail system, their usage, and future plans for their development. Participants were able to give input via interactive poll questions. Questions focused on trail use (commuting to work/school/recreation), barriers to trail use, and importance of trail accessibility in relation to work, or home. Featured speakers included Brian O’Leary, Executive Director, Chester County Planning Commission (CCPC); Brian Styche, Environment and Infrastructure Director, CCPC; Rachel Griffith, Senior Trails and Open Space Planner, CCPC; and Sarah Clark Stuart, Executive Director, Bike Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. The speakers provided a brief overview of the Circuit Trails system in the area: Chester Valley Trail, Struble Trail, and the Schuylkill River Trail. Updates were provi

ded on Work currently in process to expand or improve the trails, what plans are in the “pipeline” and about to begin, and what the plans are to expand and improve the trails going forward. To view a recording of this event, click on this link: For more about these multi use trails, and to see a map, visit our YouTube Channel.

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