In 1995, during the development of Cranberry Township’s second comprehensive plan, residents voiced a strong desire for a community that was walkable and pedestrian friendly. As a result, the Township rewrote codes and ordinances to require that sidewalks be constructed as part of all new developments. Since that time, the sidewalk and trail network in Cranberry Township has grown from 55 miles in 1995 to 165 miles in 2015. That’s 110 new miles of sidewalks and trails!
While that growth has been significant, it has also resulted in “sidewalks to nowhere.” In an effort to begin regularly filling in those missing links, the Township has built three projects. These projects, consisting of one trail and two sidewalks, are described below.