Krueger-Braneky announces grant for walking and biking paths

SWARTHMORE, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved a grant totaling $750,000 for Nether Providence Township to create walkable and bikeable pathways.

“This project will allow Nether Providence to provide residents safe pathways for pedestrians and bikers alike,” Krueger-Braneky said. “Providing safe, healthy recreational opportunities, which can also serve as alternatives to driving, is vital to a vibrant community, and I look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors enjoy these new trails."

The project consists of three parts. First, a sidewalk will be extended on East Rose Valley Road from Osborne Lane to Providence Road. Second, sidewalk will be installed to connect Leiper Smedley Walking and Biking Trail to the Copples Lane sidewalk. Third, 20,000 feet of bike lanes will be created in both directions on West Brookhaven Road from the township line to Providence Road.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania's economic growth. The CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Office of the Budget, and the Department of Banking.