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Reading Receives Funding for Bicycle-Pedestrian Safety

Apr 05, 2019
Bicycle Transportation

Harrisburg – A Reading local recreation project was approved on March 25th, for a $725,000 Multi-Modal Transportation Grant by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, according to Sen. Judy Schwank and Reps. Thomas Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved a grant to:

  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity and to make safety improvements along East Wyomissing and Hancock Boulevards in the city of Reading.

“This state investment will bolster efforts already underway to improve the vitality of the 18th Ward,” Schwank said. “The combined efforts of city government, local businesses and the community will lead to improved quality of life, revitalized neighborhoods and economic activity.”

“Improving the recreational and commercial amenities available within the 18th Wonder Project Area will benefit residents and visitors alike, and will pay dividends for many years to come,” Caltagirone said.

“I’m proud to represent an area that recognizes the importance of maintaining and expanding its recreational infrastructure,” Rozzi said. “This is a win-win for residents, business and government.”

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