Thank you to Jeff Laurenti for sending us this trail update!
On a bike outing this evening in the hour before sunset I made what for me was a welcome discovery.
Returning eastbound from Ewing along the D&R Canal, I was surprised to discover, at the fork where the canal and its path veer right toward Prospect Avenue and the downtown, that the left path looked free of the impassable stones that have made it an impossible cycling option.
I decided I would try the left prong to head directly to the Battle Monument. Magically, the stony surface has been cleared and the path is now of eminently cyclable quality. (Not perfect–it seems a bit soft; but it’s usable.) While this mile-long stretch departs from the canal, it also avoids the many grade-crossings of downtown streets that chop up the path in the center of the city. A welcome new cycling option!
For a map of the path Jeff is referencing, please click here. Good news!