About the Committee
The East Brandywine Township Trails Committee was formed in 2015 to advise the Board of Supervisors regarding the development of trails throughout the Township. While Committee is relatively new, the Township has actually encouraged the construction of trail networks inside new residential developments and has been planning for the inter-connectivity of these trail networks (see the 2009 Comprehensive Plan) for many years.
Current Project: East-West Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan
This East-West Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan builds on previous plans to evaluate the feasibility, develop a preferred alignment, and identify design features for the East-West Trail in East Brandywine, West Brandywine, and Uwchlan Township. The East-West Trail is envisioned to be a neighborhood connector trail that is used primarily by residents to walk, run, or bike for recreation and transportation purposes. The trail will connect residential communities to the Struble Trail (at the east end) and Hibernia County Park (at the west end) and various destinations in between. Today, there are some segments of the East-West Trail that are existing, some trail easements, and some locations where an off-road trail is not feasible or appropriate. This plan identifies next steps, priorities, phasing, and funding opportunities for implementation for the East-West Trail.
Current Project: HeatherWynd West Connection to Hopewell via Open Space D
Consistent with the Township's Official Map adopted in 2011, the Trails Committee has been exploring a trail connecting the existing sidewalk system in the Hopewell Development (along Montpelier Drive or Tarrytown Lane) with cul-de-sac of North Terralee Lane in the HeatherWynd West Development, primarily though parcels 30-5-70.3 (Hopewell HOA Open Space D), 30-5-82.17, and 30-5-82.18. The scope of this project included all the tasks necessary to evaluate potential trail alignments, develop a conceptual trail exhibit and cost estimate, and identify the necessary easement area for the trail. The conceptual improvement exhibit identified appropriate buffering between the trail and existing homes, as well as a trail easement area necessary for construction and maintenance of the trail.