Trails & Connectivity Plan Presentation October 11, 2023
The Trails and Connectivity Plan was presented to the community at the October 11, 2023 meeting of the Board of Commissioners. The presentation can be viewed below.
Written comments on the draft Trails & Connectivity Plan will be accepted through December 1, 2023. The Board of Commissioners are expected to vote on this plan at their regularly scheduled Business Meeting on December 13th.
Safety, connectivity and walkability are the basis for a recent decision by the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners to undertake a community-wide trail plan. From enhancing pedestrian safety by providing the public with more off-road opportunities to walk, run, and bike, to making it easier to travel to different parts of the Township without a vehicle, trails are increasingly seen as popular public amenities that the entire community may enjoy. Please explore the documents to learn more about the Trails and Connectivity Plan and the proposed trail segments.
The Springfield Township Trails & Connectivity Plan is intended to outline overarching goals of a Community-wide trail network and identify a list of potential trail projects that Springfield Township could pursue that would maximize connectivity between key destinations, including parks, businesses and neighborhoods, in an equitable manner.
DRAFT Trail & Connectivity Planning Documents
- 2023 10 11 Springfield BOC Trails Presentation
- Springfield Trails And Connectivity Plan Draft 2023
- Public Meeting Trails Presentation Mar 2023
- What Is A Neighborhood Greenway
- Examples Of Treatment Of Trails Near Residential Properties Revised
- Springfield Level Of Stress For Bicycling 48X36 Portrait
- Springfield Sidewalks 48X36 Portrait
- Springfield Trail Access 48X36 Portrait
Public Input: Creating the Trail Plan
Members of the public who live or work in Springfield Township are encouraged to voice their opinions on the development of trails and connectivity in the community!
Our first open house meeting took place on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at the Free Library of Springfield Township, where received great feedback from residents. A second public meeting took place on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 7pm in the Township Administration Building! The turnout was amazing!
Sept. 29, 2022 Trail Plan Open House
March 13, 2023 Trail Plan Meeting
Other Resources about Trails and Connectivity
Benefits of Trails - Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Land and Water Trail Development in Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
Why Trails - American Trails
Cresheim Trail Feasibility Study - Friends of Cresheim Trail
Bike Montco: The Bicycle Plan for Montgomery County - Montgomery County Planning Commission
Walk Montco: The Walkability Plan for Montgomery County - Montgomery County Planning Commission