Beautification & Bike Trails


Beautification In Reading's 18th Ward

The Reading area's 18th Ward has a plan to unveil and design safety and beautification projects. The goal of these beautification efforts is not just to bring in the town, but to bring in the whole Berks county and even the state of Pennsylvania.

The two year plan in place will be broken down into three phases; phases one and two comprising of the new safety components.

These include: finishing walkways, improving pedestrian crosswalks, redesigning or eliminating hazardous intersections, adding bike paths, and introducing "traffic calming" methods to busy streets. 

Layer is the "coolest one". This is where public art will be installed, benches, lighting, and anticipating businesses saying they want a certain island to run one. 

Bike Trails & Safety Program

Cyclists and pedestrians will be able to enjoy a near two mile long trail along East Wyomissing and Hancock Boulevards.

The new proposed bike path with span from Museum Road to Lancaster Avenue which turns into East Wyomissing Boulevard. 

The area of this bike path will have a ribbon of a grass and landscapes down the center of the road. The path with be paved down the center of the grassy area and areas without a grassy area will receive one.   

The new trail will connect to other existing trails and make it easier for bikers and pedestrians to get around. These network of trails will connect with: Angelica Park nature trails, Alvernia University, the Millmont and Oakbrook neighborhoods, and the Schuylkill River Corridor trails that run from Philadelphia to Pottstown.