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Chester Creek Branch

Rail-Trail Feasibility Study

Questionnaire

Background information on this Chester Creek Branch Rail-Trail Feasibility Study is provided on the other side. Public input into the project is essential for the evaluation and design of an effective trail. Please answer the following questions and return this questionnaire to the address on the back. Feel free to add additional comments.

Please circle the appropriate response

1. Had you heard of any rail-to-trail projects prior to this questionnaire? Yes No

2. Had you heard of the Chester Creek Branch Rail-Trail Project prior to this questionnaire? Yes No

If yes:

a. How did you know about it? __________________________________________________________

b. How long have you known about it?_____________________________________________________

3. Have you ever used a multiple use trail, such as a rail-trail? Yes No

If yes:

a. Approximately how often have you used a multiple use trail?

1 time 2-5 times 6-15 times more than 15 times

b. Was the use within the Philadelphia metropolitan area? Yes No

c. For what did you use the trail (circle all that apply)?

Commuting Bicycling Walking Running Horseback riding Cross country skiing

Other (Please specify) ______________________________________

4. If this trail was built, do you think you would use it? Yes No

If yes:

a: What would you use it for? (circle all that apply)

Commuting Bicycling Walking Running Horseback riding Cross country skiing

Other (Please specify) ______________________________________

b. How often do you think you would use it?

more than once a week once a week once a month more than once a month

5. What issues do you want the Chester, Ridley, Crum Watersheds Association to consider as they evaluate the feasibility of the multiple use trail? Add additional sheets of paper if desired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background

The Chester, Ridley, Crum Watersheds Association (CRC) is conducting a feasibility study of converting the former Chester Creek Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad to a multiple use Rail-Trail. This 6.7 mile trail traverses parts of Middletown, Aston, and Chester Townships, connecting the inactive SEPTA R3 Wawa train station in Chester Heights with the historic Caleb Pusey Plantation in Upland. It would generally parallel Chester Creek.

The goal of the trail is to preserve green space along the Chester Creek, while allowing easy access to it. It is intended to provide a viable alternative to auto commuting and also provide for recreational uses such as bicycling, walking, running, horseback riding and cross country skiing.

Public input into the project is essential for the evaluation and design of an effective trail. Please answer the questions on the other side and return this questionnaire to the address below. Please feel free to add additional comments, using separate sheets if necessary.

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The Friends of the Chester Creek Branch

CRC Watersheds Association

P.O. Box 2313

Aston, PA 19014-0313

 

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