Trails in Cranberry: We Want To Hear From You!
Effective planning addresses the needs of the present while looking toward the possibilities of the future. It is forward-thinking, innovative, and collaborative. It looks at the bigger picture, without being constrained by municipal borders or county boundaries.
The Townships of Cranberry, Adams, Jackson, Marshall, and Pine are each working hard to enhance and expand their sidewalk and trail networks. The goal? Connect people with places –parks, schools, neighborhoods, and businesses. With each municipality working on similar goals, a task force was formed to exchange ideas. By communicating and discussing each municipalities’ shared interests, an idea blossomed – to coordinate efforts and plan together to develop a regional trail network, where none currently exists.
Regional Trail Concept: click image for larger view
The “Draft Commodore Perry Regional Trail” route highlights the existing sidewalk and trail networks in Cranberry, Adams, Jackson, Marshall, and Pine Townships, and the missing links needed to create a regional route – a hybrid of sidewalks and trails. This route will provide an immediate benefit to Cranberry Township, by creating connections in the community to key local destinations.
Western Pennsylvania is home to exceptional recreational amenities, including the North Country Trail, the Industrial Heartlands Trail, The Rachel Carson Trail, parks, and bodies of water. The participating municipalities provide exceptional community parks and recreational services to residents. However, none of these amenities are connected to each other, despite being in close proximity to each other. Over time, the successful implementation of the Commodore Perry Regional Trail will create a network of sidewalks and trails that link to amenities across the region.
Draft Trail Concept Detailed: click image for larger view
Draft Trail Concept Supplemental: click image for larger view
Cranberry Township wants to hear feedback from residents about this potential trail route in the community. Have comments? Want to provide feedback? We want to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments by October 10.