Existing Trails between Penn Ave and Wirth Park
Using exisiting trail route on west side of creek.
One option for an improved trail between Bassett's Creek Pk(Bryn Mawr) and Wirth Park would be to upgrade existing trails. Biggest challenge with this option is the trail on the west side of the creek in the mill area. Could an improved trail be run on elevated Decking in this area??
WPA stone walls in area would probably add to the challenges here.
One benefit with this option would be the use of the existing nice trail passageway under Glenwood Avenue on west side of the creek. This would eliminate the existing at-grade street crossings on Glenwood Ave. and on the entrance to the Utepils/Mill area.
There is one possible advantage of this option over using the CP.SOO RR in the mill area. This advantage is that if and when the mill is redeveloped, there may be a fair amount of at-grade conflict with people and vehicles going to and from the mill. A trail side spur off of this option could cross the existing RR creek bridge and provide nice access to Utepils/mill area.