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National Pennsylvania Trails Month Take a walk with me on the ongoing Neshaminy Greenway Trail and explore all the services G&A has been proud to provide along the way.

Since 2013, G&A has been working with the Bucks County Planning Commission to help identify potential multi-use trail routes and pedestrian connections along the Neshaminy Creek Greenway.

Influential factors that were identified and evaluated throughout the planning process include land ownership and easements, environmentally sensitive areas, stream and roadway crossings, and accessibility and construction cost. The overall pedestrian experience and connectivity to existing community resources and pedestrian facilities were also considered. The studies identified opportunities to integrate trail amenities including trailhead parking areas and canoe/kayak launch areas.

Ultimately, the Neshaminy Creek Greenway is envisioned to stretch over forty miles, connecting Chalfont to Bensalem, where it connects to the Schuylkill River Trail and the East Coast Greenway. The Neshaminy Creek Greenway trails are part of the regions Circuit Trail Network of more than 350 miles of trails.

Northern Stretch

In 2014, G&A assisted the Bucks County Planning Commission with a Trail Feasibility Study for the northern stretch of the Neshaminy Creek Greenway, approximately sixteen miles in length, reaching from Twin Streams Park in Chalfont Borough, to the confluence of the Neshaminy and Little Neshaminy Creeks in Wrightstown Township. Since completion of the study, several segments have been constructed.

Central Stretch

In 2019, G&A assisted the Bucks County Planning Commission with another Trail Feasibility Study for the central stretch of the Neshaminy Creek Greenway. The extent of the study was approximately thirteen miles in length, reaching from the confluence of the Neshaminy and Little Neshaminy Creeks in Rushland and ending at the confluence of the Neshaminy Creek and Core Creek in Middletown Township.

Construction Observation

In 2021 G&A provided construction observation for the construction of a portion of the trail running through New Britain Township and Doylestown Township connecting an existing trail on Forrest Drive to another on Upper State Road.

Core Creek Park Design

Currently, the Core Creek Park to Woodbourne Road segment of the Neshaminy Greenway Trail is in the design and permitting phase. This trail is approximately nine-tenths of a mile in length, and will connect the existing trail network within Core Creek Park to an existing trail along the east side of Woodbourne Road. G&A assisted the County of Bucks in initial concept planning to secure construction funding through the Transportation Alternatives Program administered by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and is currently preparing design plans and securing the necessary permits for construction.

The accessible trail will feature a floating boardwalk bridge with fishing area along with traffic signal and pedestrian road improvements at Woodbourne Road. Once completed, the trail will provide a scenic connection for pedestrians and cyclists between Core Creek Park and both residential and commercial areas within Middletown Township and beyond.

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