Community Events

The Circuit: The History and Future of America’s Best Regional Trail System

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
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Schuylkill Banks is part of the Circuit, the 750-mile trail network that connects Philadelphia to its nine surrounding counties, with long-distance links to the Poconos, DC and the Susquehanna River.  Among the country’s premiere urban trail networks, a new section of The Circuit makes the news almost weekly.  But how did The Circuit start?  And where is it going next?  Architect and planner Bob Thomas, a founder and principal of Campbell Thomas & Co., has been advocating for, plus planning and designing, trails for 40 years.  Bob presents the first comprehensive history of The Circuit while looking boldly ahead to where our trails will take us next.

About the Speaker 

Bob Thomas is a partner of Campbell Thomas & Co. Architects, founded in 1976 and noted for historic preservation, energy conscious design, community development, greenways, accessible design and appropriate technology.  As partner in charge of numerous architectural, planning, greenway, solar, bicycle and public transportation projects, he has worked with such agencies as Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, PennDOT, and the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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