SEGMENT 1: Wissahickon Trail Connection Between Morris Arboretum and Forbidden Drive
There has been a long-standing effort and desire to connect the Wissahickon Trail between the Morris Arboretum, where a portion of the trail currently ends near its entrance on Northwestern Avenue, and the northern end of Forbidden Drive in Wissahickon Valley Park (see 1998 plan in link below). While the distance may be short between these two points (0.6 miles), there are challenges and multiple options for making the connection. This study aims to develop concept-level plans for a preferred alternative based on feedback from the many important stakeholders involved. The map above indicates the two points along the Wissahickon Trail that we are striving to connect.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Bruno’s Restaurant Chestnut Hill College Chestnut Hill Community Association Chestnut Hill Conservancy Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Erdenheim Farm Friends of the Wissahickon Lincoln Woods Apartments Morris Arboretum Mount Saint Joseph Academy Northwestern Stables PennDOT District 6-0 Philadelphia Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS) Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Philadelphia Streets Department SEPTA Springfield Township The Cedars House The Circuit Trails Whitemarsh Township