Philly-area pedestrian, bike projects get grants

The Indego bike-share system will expand thanks to a new grant.

More Indego stations, new miles of trails and protected bike lanes are some local transit projects that got a funding boost on Tuesday.

State officials announced that 51 transportation projects across Pennsylvania were set to receive a total of $33 million in federal funds.

The grants fund projects that will improve travel for public transit users, bicyclists and pedestrians.

The Philadelphia-region projects getting funding are:

Philadelphia

  • $1 million to the City of Philadelphia for a 6/10th of a mile, 12-foot-wide trail along the Delaware River between Magee and Princeton Avenues
  • $984,692 to the City of Philadelphia to add 16 stations to the Indego bike-share system
  • $600,000 to the City of Philadelphia for the removal of slip ramps from Baltimore Avenue near the Avery D Harrington School, as well as green infrastructure improvements there
  • $250,000 to the City of Philadelphia to add flexible delineator posts to 17 miles of bike lanes, making the lanes protected

Bucks County

  • $500,000 to Warwick Township for the creation of pedestrian/bike path under Route 263 near Moland Park
  • $375,000 to New Britain Township for the construction of the Neshaminy Greenway Trail from Lenape Lane to Upper State Road

Chester County

  • $916,600 to Downingtown Borough for the installation of a 10-foot-wide multi-use trail along Woodbine Road and a 6-foot-wide sidewalk on part of Lincoln Highway
  • $700,000 to Kennett Township for the construction of the McFarland sidewalk part of the Red Clay Greenway Trail project

Delaware County

  • $1 million to Radnor Township for construction of the Radnor TAP Trail
  • $913,488 to the City of Chester for the Avenue of the States streetscape project

Montgomery County

  • $970,000 to Limerick Township for the construction of the Limerick TAP Trail
  • $700,000 to Cheltenham Township to build a one-mile segment of the Tookany Creek Trail, including a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Tookany Creek
  • $450,000 to Abington Township for a 3.26-mile trail across the northern part of the township

The grants are from the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, which provides funds for a broad range of non-motorist-centric projects.

“Supporting transportation alternatives in our communities is vital to a transportation system that works for all Pennsylvanians,” PennDot Secretary Leslie Richards said in a statement.

PennDot said it evaluated projects for the grants on factors that included safety benefits, cost, readiness and significance.

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