A connection through the Woodlands Cemetery would link Spruce Hill and West Philadelphia to the river and the river trails. This link could provide an important commuting option to the University of the Sciences and would also create a connection between the University of the Sciences and the University of Pennsylvania.
The Woodlands has expressed interest in pursuing this link to the river and in bringing more of the neighborhood into the Cemetery. A system of trails through the site and along the river side of the property connecting to Woodland Avenue could benefit the Cemetery and Schuylkill Banks. Coordination with the VA Hospital and the University of the Sciences would be required. The trail system through the cemetery should be a relatively simple engineering project. Historic mitigation would be included as required.