The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Thursday, October 28, 2010 |

Philadelphia enjoys a close connection to its two major riverfronts along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. In the past this connection was industrial and merchantile; now, we see additional new uses for these areas. Our riverfronts provide unique access to green public spaces, with potential for recreational and cultural functions.

Join us on Wednesday, November 17, as Rachel Vassar, Philadelphia Outreach Coordinator for Citizens for Pennyslvania’s Future (PennFuture), presents a vision for Philadelphia’s riverfronts. This vision includes a trail system that will create a network of green public spaces connecting neighborhoods and bringing residents and visitors to the riverfronts.

This continuous public greenway will create a beautiful green necklace around the city to:

  • greatly increase recreational opportunities available to residents in neighboring communities, some of whom currently have little access to green public space;
  • promote active transportation by providing a contiguous green transportation corridor that can connect residential neighborhoods to business corridors and transit stops; and
  • build our economy by making Philadelphia more attractive to new development, skilled workers and new businesses, and by raising neighborhood property values.
Our rivers are resources for drinking water, business, recreation, culture and more. Improving our riverfronts makes environmental and economic sense for Philadelphia and the region.

Please RSVP by November 14 by calling

RSVP 215-685-0723