Friday, July 31, 2015

Should it be city policy to pursue greater recreational access along riverfronts?

READER POLL

Should it be city policy to pursue greater recreational access along riverfronts?

Yes, long fight to bridge rail line along the Schuylkill trail shows the public benefit
 
  346 (48.1%)
No, what's in place along Kelly Drive is enough, given funding constraints
 
  206 (28.7%)
Yes, should assure that central Delaware River development provides better access there
 
  273 (38.0%)
No, would rather see parks improved with city funds
 
  209 (29.1%)
Total votes = 719
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Happy trails: more riverfront access


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