GIL Future ActivitiesThe GIL Phase A will be completed in April 2018. That stretches from the Gettysburg Rec Park to West Racehorse Alley, plus all of Springs Avenue.
Among the many convenient transportation improvements will be a safe bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Stevens Run between Codori Memorials and the Gettysburg Foursquare Church. This project completes the connection of the trail on Reynolds Street.
Multiple safety features are incorporated in the design of the trail. Rapid flashing crossing lights will be installed on West Middle Street and Buford Avenue at the Reynolds Street intersections. Bicycle sharrows (markings designating areas of the roadway to be shared with motorized vehicles and bicycles) will be placed on various streets, including Reynolds and Springs Avenue. A new ADA compliant sidewalk will be built the length of Reynolds Street. On Buford Avenue, the sidewalk will be widened. A safe ADA sidewalk/approach from the Buford Avenue sidewalk to the Post Office building will be constructed.
The project also memorializes historic features along the path of the trail. Historic markers will be located along the way with amenities like park benches and trashcans.
Tapping in to the many economic benefits of bike trail systems, the GIL will promote business, nurture personal health and add another joyful amenity to quality of life in and around Gettysburg.
It is being funded by PennDot; Adams County Transportation Planning Organization; PA Department of Natural Resources; the Adams County Parks Rec, and Green Space Fund; and many individual donors. To all we say, thanks!
The Baltimore Street Economic Revitalization Project is moving along, with bicycle and pedestrian improvements scheduled in the mix. This entire project will be an $11,000,000 makeover. We are happy to partner with Main Street Gettysburg in this venture. We recently received a Thrivent grant to develop branded bike racks and benches with the theme of 'Lincoln Wisdom.'
Gettysburg Station, once known as REDDI, is the primary backbone of the entire GIL. HABPI works with Gettysburg Borough to have this segment built. Intense efforts by Gettysburg Borough, Adams County and the Adams County Economic Development Corporation are now in progress to find a developer. It is imperative that the GIL be extended through this area.
Seen below are a before, actual photo and an after, rendering of GIL Phase A Crossing of Buford Avenue. When construction is completed in April 2018, an actual photo will replace the rendering. Hoorah!