Degrees and Certifications:
Radnor Township TAP Trail Project
Providing pedestrian and bicycle pathways to connect:
- Radnor Train Station & Radnor High School - along King of Prussia Rd, Lancaster Ave & Radnor Chester Rd - to the Radnor Trail via a New Trail
- Wayne Train Station - along North Wayne Ave, West Wayne Ave & the Friends of Radnor Trail Park - to the Radnor Trail via Share-The-Road Pavement Markings
- Villanova University Stadium Train Station - along South Ithan Ave and Bryn Mawr Ave - to the Haverford Township line via Share-The-Road Pavement Markings & a New Trail
Total Project Cost: $2,800,000
Estimated Project Completion: Last Summer 2021
For more information and project updates, visit the Radnor TAP Trail website. Questions or concerns? Contact RadnorTapTrail@radnor.org.
After years of planning and coordination with community partners, the much-anticipated Radnor TAP Trail project will break ground in March 2021 with a scheduled completion date of late summer 2021. The project launch is a complement to the collaborative efforts of past and present Radnor Township Board of Commissioners, Radnor Township School District, Cornerstone Homeowners Association, PENN Medicine, the Radnor Township Manager, the Radnor Township Shade Tree Commission and the Radnor Township Department of Engineering.
Nearly a decade ago Radnor Township commissioned the Radnor Greenways and Open Space Network Plan to develop a comprehensive network of routes that link the community to prominent destinations, including open space preserves and parks. Based on community feedback about various Township destinations, the Radnor Comprehensive Trails Map was developed, and the Township began grant applications to fund the proposed local, non-motorized transportation alternatives and recreational opportunities.
In Fall 2016, thanks to the hardworking community partnerships that led to the development of the Radnor Greenways and Open Space Plan, Gov. Tom Wolf and PennDOT announced the allocation of $1 million in federal funds for construction of the Radnor TAP Trail. PennDOT made selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, reasonableness of cost, readiness for implementation, statewide or regional significance, integration of land use and transportation decision making, collaboration with stakeholders, and leverage of other projects or funding.
The trail will provide a 5-mile north/south circuit route through almost all the Township with connectivity to Haverford Township, creating a nearly 7.6-mile on-road and off-road bicycle and pedestrian route. These improvements will enhance pedestrian and bicycle facilities, improve access to public transportation, create trails that serve a transportation purpose, offer a safe walk to school route, and promote safety and mobility in our community. A special effort was made by the Radnor Township School District and Radnor Township Shade Tree Commission to identify trees for removal and to carefully source tree species for replanting with commitment to enriching the future canopy. In total, the project includes the replacement of 137 trees and 203 fragrant sumac shrubs along the trail around Radnor High School and 32 additional trees at other trail locations and 5 stormwater management facilities.
Project Funding Sources
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: $1,000,000
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: $500,000
Delco Green Ways Municipal Grant Program: $500,000
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development: $225,000
Radnor Township: $575,000
Total Project Cost: $2,800,000