Chester County, Pennsylvania
County of Chester
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West Chester, PA 19380
610.344.6000

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Chester Valley Trail News & Updates

NEW TRAIL BROCHURE
The new Chester Valley Trail brochure features a brief history of the trail, trail/contact information, and a map comprised of trailhead locations, mile markers and places of interest.

WHEN FAVORABLE HUMIDITY/ WEATHER CONDITIONS ALLOW
Painting is scheduled for the culvert that passes under SR 0202 at night (during closed hours for the trail). This will eliminate the interface between trail users and the painting operations. The surfaces to be painted include the concrete pedestal walls that extend from the trail pavement to approximately 6'-4" high.

Speed Limit Markers Posted on Trail
15 mph speed limit markers have been placed on the trail to improve safety for the tens of thousands of users. The speed limit also applies to the Schuylkill River and Struble Trails.  The county has received complaints of cyclists exceeding the speed limit and three cycling-related accidents have been reported on the Chester Valley Trail this year.

North Regional Park Superintendent Owen Prusack believes a lack of knowledge about trail safety is the issue. He said, “The speed limit is posted on the somewhat unobtrusive Trail Rules and Trail Etiquette signs, but it has become clear more obvious postings are needed.
The county hopes to slow down cyclists, prevent accidents and cut down on complaints from other trail users and motorists traveling on intersecting roads.

The speed markers will be placed each mile and include arrow signs signaling what direction users should be traveling.  “The major rules of the trail are keep right, provide audible warning when passing, travel under 15 mph, and be courteous to other users,” said Prusack.

The Chester Valley Trail has 30,000 users per month from April through October. 
Speed Limit Marker 


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Please note that events have been scheduled on the trail for the following dates, times and locations:

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