McClinton, Young applaud $400K for Schuylkill Banks expansion

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 29 – Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton and state Rep. Regina Young, both D-Phila./Delaware, are applauding a new $400,000 investment to extend the Schuylkill Banks trail in southwest Philadelphia.

“Extending the Schuylkill Banks trail not only further beautifies our city but helps us build healthier and stronger communities by creating a safe place for neighbors to meet up, exercise and enjoy the outdoors, while also connecting communities along the river and providing additional transportation options,” McClinton said.

“This project promotes wellness and connects people, neighborhood to neighborhood,” Young said. “We’re so excited about this funding and the benefits it presents to our community. The Schuylkill Banks trail is a vital resource in our city, and my office looks forward to its completion in the near future.”

The lawmakers said that the funding, awarded by the Shapiro administration to local nonprofit Schuylkill River Development Corp., will be used to acquire the land to extend the Schuylkill Banks trail approximately 3,400 feet south from the area of 61st Street to Passyunk Avenue, providing a safe and reliable transportation system to more residents.

SRDC is working to transform the Schuylkill Banks into a thriving greenway to spur economic development, connect vibrant neighborhoods and improve public health for local communities.

Additional information about local projects selected for funding can be found at the state Department of Transportation’s website.