Radnor Trail Council was formed in the fall of 2015 and is made up of many Radnor community groups that work together towards the same goal: to promote and see the completion of trails in Radnor Township. Radnor Conservancy is leading the coordination of this process. Below are the four major trail projects that are in varying stages in Radnor Township.
Radnor Township Comprehensive Trails Map
- West Wayne Connector, will connect downtown Wayne to the Radnor Trail.
- Penn Medicine / Radnor High School Spoke corner of RT 30 & Radnor Chester Rd (paralleling High School & KOP Rd. Up KOP Rd. to Radnor Train Station)
- The Villanova Univ. Spur Trail on Rt.30 along the length of Villanova’s campus will connect to Ithan Ave then to Ithan Valley Park extending to Haverford Township. These spurs and connections are part the greater Greenways Open Space Plan.
Radnor Trail Extension
Trail will go under Radnor Chester Rd and extend a mile further to the Blue Route. This extension is proposed in the future to link with the SEPTA 100 trail which is part of The Circuit Trails.
Consultant: Campbell Thomas & Co
Status: Survey complete, considering parking options and construction access, anticipated construction fall 2018
Greenways and Open Space Plan
Ardrossan Park Trails
The Ardrossan Park Trails will connect Willows Park through Skunk Hollow and continue along Darby Paoli Rd. In the future, connect to Bryn Mawr Ave.
Consultant: Natural Lands Trust (NLT) Rick Tralies.
Status: Final Design to be presented 2/27/2017 BoC Meeting. Once approved, engineering and grant applications will occur. Approx. completion spring 2019
The Valley Forge-Heinz Refuge Connections and Trail Corridor
Since 2011, the Radnor Conservancy has been one of the leaders in promoting the construction of a multi-use trail within the Route 100 SEPTA trolley line which would connect the existing Radnor Trail with the Cobbs Creek Trail in west Philadelphia. The proposed shared use trail would be about 18 miles in length!
For more information on this project check out the map below, and check out our previous posting: Conservancy Pushes for Multi-Use Trail
The Circuit is the name for a 750-mile system of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting 9 counties in the Greater Philadelphia Region. 250 miles are already built and another 50 are under construction!
Groups like the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia with whom we’ve partnered in the past, have been pushing to complete the Schuylkill River Trail. Meanwhile, other organizations and agencies in our region have been working on their own pieces of the regional trail map. More than 20 regional partners have come together to form The Circuit Coalition, in an effort to better realize the vision of a world-class trail system connecting communities together.
For more information about the proposed trail system be sure to take a look at The Circuit Coalition!
Radnor Station to Harford Park
Connects Regional Rail passengers to Radnor Corporate Center, Main Line School Night and Harford Dog Park.
Consultant: Howell Associates
Status: Working with Brandwine Realty Trust to obtain easement for trail. Approx. completion Winter 2017.