The Christian Street to Crescent trail segment is the final link needed to provide an entirely off-road route between Center City and the Grays Ferry Crescent for pedestrians and bicyclists. This is a potentially difficult trail segment, as this area is still industrially active and the riverbank narrows for a portion of its length, which will likely necessitate a second boardwalk or similar structure.
Once this segment is built, SRDC’s vision of a completed off-road, multi-use trail along the Schuylkill between the Fairmount Water Works and Bartram’s Garden will be realized. SRDC has completed a feasibility study that analyzed the sites along this future trail segment and proposed the best possible trail alignment option. The final design of this trail segment needs to be completed before this project can move to construction.