The Beaver County Commissioners and the Department of Recreation and Tourism are seeking input from residents and organizations about the future of recreation, parks, trails, and open space throughout the area. They would like to hear from you concerning your wants, needs, and desires for trails across the tri-state region.
Please communicate your support for the Ohio River Trail Council and the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition by completing this short survey in support of greenways. To complete the survey visit – http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BeaverCountyRecPlan.
Note: you do NOT need to be a BC resident to take the survey
This topic was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by Marko82.
my three cents (click through to the end for the general-comment field…):
As a Pittsburgh resident, I’m sure that there’s a lot that Beaver County has which I’m not aware of–but if the riverfront trails (such as the ORTC trail) were developed and connected to the Allegheny County trails, it would be much easier to access from Pittsburgh.
(I’d also like to suggest that, in addition to the Ohio River Trail already under consideration, Beaver County also consider developing a north–south off-road trail or at least road-parallel biking & walking path, perhaps even working with Washington County to connect to the Panhandle Trail. Though many of my fellow riders are willing to ride on roads like 51 and 18, a great many more of us are utterly terrified by the prospect of trying to ride on a two-lane highway where drivers attain speeds 3, 4, even 5 times what we’re capable of.
I, for one, would love to be able to ride down the Panhandle to Burgettstown or so, take a trail north over (or between…) the hills to the Ohio Valley, and then another trail back up the river back to Pittsburgh. Others, especially if the gap were closed between Montour Junction and the City, would ride down the river to Beaver just to see what’s there–and then might come back. The experience of places like Confluence and Boston and the many other towns on the GAP trail suggests that if you build a space for people to walk and bike apart from cars, they will indeed come and use it.)