Saturday, May 18, 2013
Stakeholders have announced the completion of the plan, which provides safe pedestrian and bicycle routes through McKees Rocks, Stowe, Coraopolis and Neville for residents and visitors.
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Friends of the Riverfront, the PA Environmental Council, Stowe and Neville townships, and McKees Rocks and Coraopolis boroughs have completed the Ohio River Trail Plan which provides safe pedestrian and bicycle routes through their communities for residents and visitors. The stakeholders made the announcement on Wednesday. Beginning in late summer, the partners will begin assisting the townships and boroughs in the implementation of the plans, which include raising funds for implementation. “It’s appropriate that we are able to announce this accomplishment during National Bike Week and to celebrate these communities recognizing and taking steps to ensure that residents and visitors alike have safe and …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A local man has been selected to head a Pittsburgh-area trails advocacy group.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a Robinson Township man has been named president of the Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group. Peter Greninger, 32, was recently elected to the volunteer group, which maintains Pittsburgh-area hiking and biking trails. The group fundraises and lands sponsorships for trail maintenance and construction in the area. The 2003 Miami University of Ohio graduate works as an outreach coordinator for Recreational Equipment Inc., in Pittsburgh. Read more about Greninger here.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Were you on the trail or near Summit Park Drive Friday morning? County homicide detectives want to hear from anyone who saw this man.
Allegheny County homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in their investigation of a man's death Friday morning along the Montour Trail in Findlay Township. The man's body was found at 9:54 a.m. Friday on the trail, below the overpass carrying Summit Park Drive, according to Lt. Andrew Schurman. Investigators believe the man fell or jumped to his death between 9:20 and 9:54 a.m. Police are not identifying the man but said he was 43 years old and was white. He had dark hair, a slender build and was wearing a black jeans and a black Steelers t-shirt over a purple button-down shirt. Anyone who saw this man while traveling on Summit Park Drive or on the Montour Trail is asked to call the County Police Homicide unit at 412-473-…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Changes on the way to better accommodate bikers and runners on the Montour Trail.
Bikers and joggers who trek the Montour Trail can breathe a sigh of relief—improvements to pedestrian traffic are coming to the Park Manor Boulevard and Montour Run Road intersection. Moon Township will oversee a series of upgrades to the busy intersection, which juts between a portion of the Montour Trail, a regional attraction for hiking and biking that winds through both Moon and Robinson. Members of the Moon Board of Supervisors earlier this month approved $11,618 in improvements to the intersection. Crews will install high-visibility tape to the crosswalk, a "no turn on red" sign and a signal that will provide a countdown timer for pedestrians crossing through the intersection. Signage will also be placed near the intersection on …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Robinson-Moon Patch takes a look ahead for the week of Oct. 8.
1. Moon School Board Meeting The Moon Board of Education will hold its business meeting at Moon Area High School from 7-9 p.m. Monday in the high school board room, in the lower level central administration offices. Patch will report on the meeting Tuesday. 2. Moon Township Zoning Hearing Board Meeting The Zoning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 3. Montour School District The district is closed Monday, with no classes for students. The Spartans will be away for football this week , playing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Blackhawk. 4. Moon School District The district is closed Friday, with no classes for students. The home football game at 7:30 pm Friday is also Senior Recognition Night. 5. Montour Trail The Airport Area Friends of the…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Eagle Scout David Taylor builds the gate as part of his Eagle Scout project.
Visitors to the Montour Trail will be pleased to find two recent improvements. A new gate has been installed at the Old Beaver Grade Road access point around mile 3.3 by a local Eagle Scout and a shelter floor has been improved, too. David Taylor of Troop 301 from Holy Trinity Church in Robinson designed, constructed and sourced all of the materials to complete the gate project. The gate has recently become a bit of a tourist attraction. On any given day, people can be found inspecting the new addition to the popular trail. Taylor undertook the project as his Eagle Scout project. The second trail improvement is the addition of a concrete floor at the shelter at mile 0, directly off PA Route 51. Users of this shelter are noting the …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Officials and Montour Trail fans gathered Saturday afternoon for the official opening of the two spans.
Community leaders joined Montour Trail volunteers and enthusiasts Saturday for a ceremony celebrating the long-awaited opening of two connector bridges in Cecil Township. The two bridges were constructed as a single project with a total cost of about $1.9 million. Funding came from the National Transportation Enhancement Program, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Allegheny Trail Alliance, Washington County Local Share Account, Washington County Tourist Promotion Agency, the Trail Volunteer Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Montour Trail Council, and the Cecil Friends of the Montour Trail. Private donations and Montour’s Volunteer Construction crews completed the project. “These two bridges are of …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Robert Morris University students and faculty today began a five-day trip down the Great Allegheny Passage. The destination: Washington DC.
It started out as a trip Todd Hamer would take each year with his father—a chance to bond over the 340 miles of bike trails that snake between the Pittsburgh area and Washington DC. But this year, Hamer, who is the head strength and conditioning coach for Robert Morris University, will take a few others along for the ride. Hamer alongside RMU architect Bill Joyce are leading a group of RMU students and faculty members on a five-day bike trip down the Great Allegheny Passage and Cumberland Trail. This year marks the second RMU-sponsored bike trip to Washington DC. The group gathered earlier today at RMU's Moon campus, but they will begin the trip in Confluence, PA. They plan to bike nearly 70 miles a day, and stop to rest at motels and bed…
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Patch gives you a rundown of the most trafficked and talked-about stories in Moon for the week of May 14.
Moon School Board Member Introduces Free Tutoring for Area Students Mulch Truck Crash Marks Second in a Month at University Boulevard Intersection Vice President Joe Biden Arrives in Moon Township Moms Talk: Time Magazine Cover Asks 'Are You Mom Enough?' I Am. Plans Underway to Link Montour Trail to Sewickley Bridge
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The project is a part of a series of hike-and-bike trail extensions that could connect Moon Township to Pittsburgh and East Liverpool, Ohio.
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- Jenna Staul
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Ohio River Trail Council has completed a feasibility study for a new 2-and-a-half mile Moon Township pathway that would extend the Montour Trail to the edge of the Sewickley Bridge off University Boulevard. Vincent Troia, executive chairman for the council, said no timeline is yet in place for the project's completion. The Montour Trail extension is a part of a larger plan to install a 40-mile hike and bike trail connecting Moon to Ohioville, Ohio, near East Liverpool. "If we hear back from those federal grants, we could start work [on the Moon township portion of the trail] within months of receiving the grant money," Troia said. "We could begin work on engineering for the trail." The Pennsylvania portion of the stateline trail …