May 29, 2020

Tri-County Trails Study – Public Meeting #2 Notes

Growing Interest and Attention

The Schuylkill River Trail voted as national asset
• “Best urban trail in the country” as chosen by readers of USA Today in 2015
DCNR identifies planned Schuylkill Highlands Greenway as #3 in statewide importance

• Identified greenway corridor of 50 miles or longer and crossing at least 2 counties:
DCNR lists two local trail gaps as top priorities for Pennsylvania:

• #14 SRT, Pottstown to the Perkiomen Trail

• #15 SRT, Pottstown to French Creek State Park
MontCo lists two planned trail corridors in 2015 primary trail network plan:

• #6 Manatawny Trail

• #14 West Trail

PA SCORP – 2014 Statewide Outdoor Recreation Survey

• 89% of the 7000+ surveyed responded that trails and natural areas were valued most about their communities.

• 41% of respondents listed community-wide trail systems as the highest priority item for local community
investment in the next 5 years.

Sly Fox Brewery donates over $4,700 to SRT through SRT Ale sales in 2016
• More than $8,000 over two years

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