Allegheny County, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and Friends of the Riverfront are holding a series of public meetings to discuss the Allegheny Valley Community Trail Initiative, a trail and riverfront development plan that will connect 17 municipalities along the Allegheny River between Millvale and Harrison Twp.
The Allegheny Valley Community Trail Initiative is a coalition of municipal leaders, trail groups, greenway advocates, and elected officials from Aspinwall, Blawnox, Brackenridge, Cheswick, Etna, Fox Chapel, Frazer Twp., Harmar Twp., Harrison Twp., Millvale, O’Hara Twp., Pittsburgh, Shaler, Sharpsburg, Springdale Borough, Springdale Twp. and Tarentum.
Residents in the communities along the proposed 32-mile trail may learn more about the trail study conducted in 2009 at three public meetings in March:
Tue Mar 2, 6-8 p.m., Millvale Community Center, 416 Lincoln Ave, Millvale
Wed Mar 3, 6-8 p.m., Alle-Kiski Museum, 224 E. 7th Ave, Tarentum
Sat Mar 6, 1-3 p.m., Boyd Community Center, 1220 Powers Run Rd, O’Hara Twp.
Once completed, the Allegheny Valley Trail will tie into the Erie-to-Pittsburgh Greenway and
the Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Mainline Canal Greenway, which follows the 320-mile path of the
historic Pennsylvania Mainline Canal. For more information about the Allegheny Valley Community Trail Initiative and to download plans, visit the Trail Status page on the Friends of the Waterfront website.
Photo: A view from one of the 7 bridges on the Sandy Creek trail, from the Allegheny Valley Trails Association website.