Township Manager to showcase Cranberry’s trail system
Mobility improvements in Cranberry Township have historically focused on roadway upgrades. But Cranberry is also hard at work to become a more walkable community. To drive home that point, Township Manager Jerry Andree will lead a tour highlighting several of Cranberry’s recently completed walking trails. Walkers, bikers and hikers will enjoy the opportunity to visit and learn first-hand, about connectivity in Cranberry Township.
The Township trail walk/ride, is part of Cranberry’s ongoing series of conversation with the Manager, will begin from Graham Park’s football campus parking lot. “We’re taking a new approach to our coffee series,” said Jerry Andree, township manager. “Showing maps of trails and sidewalks isn’t nearly as interesting and getting our feet on the ground. I’ll be leading the group, and my ‘Trail Ride’ assistants will include Pete Geis, director of parks and recreation; Kathleen McCaig, planning specialist, and Duane McKee, assistant township manager.”
Participants will walk the recently completed trail linking Graham Park to Powell Road where they will be met by a shuttle bus for a ride to the cul-de-sac in the nearby Hunters Creek neighborhood. From there they will walk the Hunters Creek Trail back into Graham Park roundabout, emerging at the newly installed Seneca Heritage Village.
The Village, located at the roundabout in the park, is a gift to Cranberry Township from the Community Chest. As part of the Trail Ride event, members of Many Nations, a Native American group will on site to dedicate the art installation, along with the artist and CTCC representatives.
After the dedication, the Trail Ride tour will continue to the other end of the Brush Creek Trail, near Commonwealth Drive. A shuttle will be available to return visitors to the parking lot.
In addition to the trails tying Graham Park into neighboring residential plans, participants will learn more about several 2015 projects where gaps between older sidewalk segments were connected; as well as Township plans to advance future sidewalk and trail construction.
Everyone is welcome to the November 7 walk/ride event, and sturdy walking shoes are recommended. This is a ‘rain or shine’ event. To ensure sufficient bus seating, RSVP to 724-776-4806 x1089