NV5 - Penn Street Trail

Final Design of the Penn Street Trail

NV5 prepared final design and contract documents for a section of the proposed 5-mile Delaware River Trail.

The Penn Street Trail is the first segment of this trail. It consists of an urban side-path on the east side of Delaware Avenue and Penn Street featuring a dedicated bike path and a pedestrian realm enhanced with rain gardens, site furnishings, and solar lighting.

We worked closely with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the Philadelphia Water Department on the implementation of green infrastructure to manage stormwater runoff within the project limits. Green infrastructure elements include bio-infiltration and double-chambered green inlets that convey roadway runoff to the rain gardens.