Chester County Trails Master Plan
In 2022, Chester County was awarded a grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Community Conservation Partnership Program to develop the Chester County Trails Master Plan. The Trails Master Plan will be an important planning resource for the County's active transportation network, and establish a county-wide vision for an interconnected, multi-use trail network. A multi-use (or shared-use) trail is typically 10'-15' wide and features a paved, accessible surface that facilitates non-motorized, bi-directional travel by pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation.
The Master Plan will establish a framework for future trail development in Chester County; creating connections between different trail networks, providing more equitable trail access, and filling critical trail "gaps" in the trail network. In addition to mapping out the trail vision, the Master Plan will include information and resources on trail design, funding, and implementation to support trail development.
The Chester County Trails Master Plan Public Survey is now live! We invite all Chester County trail users to participate in the survey to provide us with your feedback on trails in Chester County.
Para la encuesta en español, haga clic aquí.
Trails Crowdsource Map
The Chester County Trails Crowdsource Map is available for your input. Use this tool to add features, such as potential trail destinations and connections, to Chester County's trail map. This information will be evaluated as part of the development of the Chester County Trails Master Plan. Access the map to provide your input.
Public Meeting #1: Introduction
Our first public meeting was held March 14, 2023 at the East Whiteland Township Municipal Building. View the PowerPoint presentation.
Process and Schedule
- Physical Inventory and Assessment of existing County conditions and trail network
- Chester County Trails Master Plan Public Survey and Public Mapping tool
- Trail network analysis
- Identify potential trail corridors
- Trail prioritization and mapping
- Design Recommendations and Standards
- Public meeting (please check back for more information)
- Trail Implementation Plan
- County-wide Trail Policy Recommendations
- Public Comment period
- Final Report
For more information, please contact Steve Buck, CCPC's project manager for the study, at 610-344-6285 or firstname.lastname@example.org