Capital Area Greenbelt Association

Capital Area Greenbelt Association Capital Area Greenbelt- Run it. Bike it. Bird it. Walk it.
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Operating as usual

05/07/2021

The latest round of the HATS Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program is fast approaching. We appreciate the help we’ve gotten for this effort over the years. Last summer and fall were some of our best rounds of counting yet! If you plan on helping out again this spring, please be sure to adhere to PA Dept of Health guidelines when doing so.

The data collected has been used in studies and analyses throughout the region, such as the Camp Hill to Capital Corridor study and the Route 39 Corridor study. This effort depends on the help of people like you, and be assured it is greatly appreciated.

As always, please feel free to post the following information (and links) to any social media or website of a group you think would be interested in participating. You can also get it touch with me, and I can reach out directly.

All the information and links necessary to help can be found at TCRPC’s Bike/Ped Planning Page.

Thanks again!

The SPRING 2021 HATS Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts will take place during the following dates and times:
· Sunday, May 16, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
· Tuesday, May 18, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
· Wednesday, May 19, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
· Thursday, May 20, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
· Saturday, May 22, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The counts are being done as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation project. For more information on NBPD in general, click here.

To perform the counts:
Print out the counting form (click here to download form) and bring other necessary items (pen/pencil, timer, etc).
Arrive at your designated location approximately 15 minutes before you are to begin counting.
Find a spot from which you can best view the entire intersection.
Count and record cyclists, pedestrians, and “others” (skateboarders, rollerbladers) as they enter the intersection on the form in 15 minute increments.
When finished, simply scan or photograph the completed count form and email it to [email protected].

If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Bomberger.

Andrew Bomberger, AICP
Transportation Planning Coordinator
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
112 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
P: 717-234-2639 | M: 717-968-1276

These counts benefit our association.
05/07/2021

These counts benefit our association.

We have a report that the Cameron Street underpass is flooded and impassible at at this time Please advice when you see ...
05/06/2021

We have a report that the Cameron Street underpass is flooded and impassible at at this time
Please advice when you see it cleared
Thank you

05/02/2021

We'd like to thank our volunteers who planted 46 trees yesterday along the Paxtang Parkway!
Jessie Gmeinder, Garrett Linebaugh, John Bower, Doug Hill, Nelson Baitzel, Matthew McGeary, Ian Goldinger, Valerie Osipov, Izaak
Oliphant, Bryan Genesse

Volunteers are still needed Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Please see the signup for details.
04/27/2021
Paxtang Parkway Tree Planting

Volunteers are still needed Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Please see the signup for details.

Can you help? We will be planting 50 native trees and shrubs (1 or 2 gallons) at five sites along the Paxtang Parkway. Leather gloves are a must and waterproof footwear is highly recommended. Please bring your own water. Where: Paxtang Parkway at the trailhead behind City Line Diner on Derry St. We...

04/25/2021

Motorized vehicles on Greenbelt
Notify DAUPHIN COUNTY DISPATCH
717-558-6900
Description, time, location
Pictures are helpful
It is your Greenbelt let’s help keep it safe for all
717-558-6900
717-558-6900

Volunteers needed, details at the link.
04/19/2021
Paxtang Parkway Tree Planting

Volunteers needed, details at the link.

Can you help? We will be planting 50 native trees and shrubs (1 or 2 gallons) at five sites along the Paxtang Parkway. Leather gloves are a must and waterproof footwear is highly recommended. Please bring your own water. Where: Paxtang Parkway at the trailhead behind City Line Diner on Derry St. We...

04/08/2021

An update; this guy was not on a bike he was lurking in the trees and approached a lone female riding her bike.

There is a report of a naked bike rider on the Greenbelt. If you see this person
Report it to Dauphin Dispatch 717-558-6900 or 911. immediately

The Greenbelt Board of Directors hard at work on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of people that use the trail.  Espe...
04/06/2021

The Greenbelt Board of Directors hard at work on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of people that use the trail. Especially over the past year of pandemic. Usage is up substantially

The Greenbelt Board of Directors hard at work on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of people that use the trail. Especially over the past year of pandemic. Usage is up substantially

May 29th to
03/31/2021

May 29th to

May 29th to

03/31/2021
A sure sign of SpringTour de Belt signs going up around the area.Sign up now This year’s Tour is Walk It, Bike It or Run...
03/31/2021

A sure sign of Spring
Tour de Belt signs going up around the area.
Sign up now
This year’s Tour is Walk It, Bike It or Run IT
May 29th to June 6th
Small group rides with Harrisburg Bicycle Club Leaders available
or. Do it on your own
On June 6 we have rest stops with volunteers at many intersections.
This sign is Linglestown and Front

A sure sign of Spring
Tour de Belt signs going up around the area.
Sign up now
This year’s Tour is Walk It, Bike It or Run IT
May 29th to June 6th
Small group rides with Harrisburg Bicycle Club Leaders available
or. Do it on your own
On June 6 we have rest stops with volunteers at many intersections.
This sign is Linglestown and Front

Attention Greenbelt UsersAs previously announced The trail is temporally closed to all passing between State and South S...
03/31/2021

Attention Greenbelt Users
As previously announced
The trail is temporally closed to all passing between State and South Streets along Front Street.
DO Not under any circumstances go around the barriers and attempt to travel by foot or bike on Front Street

Alternatives are

Carefully cross Front Street use the east side sidewalk

Go down to the lower lower (river level) at Sunken Gardens or Walnut Street. These are marked with detour signs

Work is estimated at 2-3 weeks

Thank You Greenbelt VolunteersMany thanks to the 25 volunteers who helped cleanup the Cameron Parkway over the weekend. ...
03/29/2021

Thank You Greenbelt Volunteers

Many thanks to the 25 volunteers who helped cleanup the Cameron Parkway over the weekend. 70 bags of trash went to the Harrisburg Incinerator. Thank you LCSWMA for your continued support!
www.CAGA.org

Our city is improving each day.Making Harrisburg an even better place to live work and play.With that in mind a temporar...
03/26/2021

Our city is improving each day.
Making Harrisburg an even better place to live work and play.
With that in mind a temporary trail closure:
In the area between South and State Streets along Front Street.
The contractor advises a start date of Wednesday 31 March and should take 2-3 weeks.
This sewer line replacement will require a deep dig and heave equipment. Please avoid the area.
Cyclist are advised to use the lower River level. Runners and walkers have an additional option of crossing Front Steet at crosswalks to use the Sidewalk.
Sorry for and inconvenience; stay tuned for timely updates

Our city is improving each day.
Making Harrisburg an even better place to live work and play.
With that in mind a temporary trail closure:
In the area between South and State Streets along Front Street.
The contractor advises a start date of Wednesday 31 March and should take 2-3 weeks.
This sewer line replacement will require a deep dig and heave equipment. Please avoid the area.
Cyclist are advised to use the lower River level. Runners and walkers have an additional option of crossing Front Steet at crosswalks to use the Sidewalk.
Sorry for and inconvenience; stay tuned for timely updates

03/22/2021

A cellphone has been FOUND on the Greenbelt in the area behind City Line diner Over the Weekend.
Please reply here or via Messenger
Dick Norford
PR Director

Hello Friends and Neighbors of Wildwood Park,Thank you for making the litter clean up a success!! We were thrilled to ta...
03/19/2021
Wildwood Park - Harrisburg PA

Hello Friends and Neighbors of Wildwood Park,
Thank you for making the litter clean up a success!!

We were thrilled to tally 100 volunteers on site for the March 13th clean-up! Equipped with gloves, bags, vests and grabbers, trash didn’t stand a chance against this small army.
When the fog lifted and the clean-up concluded, we tallied 220 bags of litter were gathered along the one mile stretch of Industrial Road parallel to Wildwood Park.

Additionally, UNFI picked up 30 bags of litter around the park on March 17th.

A big THANKS to all partners – we could not have done it without this collaborative community effort!

Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Capital Area Greenbelt Association
City of Harrisburg
Dauphin County Parks and Recreation
Friends of Wildwood
UNFI
Sygma

Chris Rebert, Park Manager
Wildwood Park and Olewine Nature Center
Dauphin County Parks and Recreation
www.wildwoodlake.org

Located in Harrisburg PA, Wildwood Park (formerly Wildwood Lake Sanctuary and Nature Center) is a great place to relax and explore nature in Central Pennsylvania

03/15/2021

THANK YOU!!!!! We are so grateful for the 80 volunteers who came out on Saturday to help clean up Industrial Road which borders Wildwood Park.

We would like to acknowledge the following organization's for their assistance: Harrisburg Bicycle Club, Capital Area Greenbelt Association, City of Harrisburg Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

We are also excited to welcome volunteers from UNFI Corporation on Wednesday 3/17 to continue the clean-up process.

We appreciate everyone's assistance in keeping the area clean and green!

Thanks to boy scout troop 77 for their help on the walking paths at the Five Senses Gardens this afternoon.  Sunday 14 M...
03/14/2021

Thanks to boy scout troop 77 for their help on the walking paths at the Five Senses Gardens this afternoon. Sunday 14 March

Thanks to boy scout troop 77 for their help on the walking paths at the Five Senses Gardens this afternoon. Sunday 14 March

Elsewhere on the Greenbelt today, our volunteers cleaned the trail from Paxton Street to PA 441, including the 441 Trail...
03/14/2021

Elsewhere on the Greenbelt today, our volunteers cleaned the trail from Paxton Street to PA 441, including the 441 Trailhead area. Thanks Tim and Meredith Poole, Marci Mowery, Joe Frassetta.

Photos from Harrisburg Bicycle Club's post
03/14/2021

Photos from Harrisburg Bicycle Club's post

Whoot-Whoot! Learn all about this year's event and register TODAY! -> http://caga.org/tour-de-belt/
03/06/2021

Whoot-Whoot! Learn all about this year's event and register TODAY! -> http://caga.org/tour-de-belt/

Are you ready? We are hosting a hybrid event with an exciting June 6th finale... Click the link below to learn all about this year's 21st Annual Tour de Belt! Register TODAY!
-> http://caga.org/tour-de-belt/

03/04/2021

Trail update. 04 Mar 2021 11:00 AM
The trail along Cameron Street, between Paxton Creek Bridge and the AMES Entrance is open.
Previously reported tree down has been removed.

Please use caution

Trail update 03 Mar 2021. 4:00 PMGreenbelt Closed due to tree down between Shanois St (Paxton Creek Bridge ) and the AME...
03/03/2021

Trail update 03 Mar 2021. 4:00 PM

Greenbelt Closed due to tree down between Shanois St (Paxton Creek Bridge ) and the AMES Entry Gate.
There is snow and ice on trail, while passable please use extreme caution
Cameron Parkway, Paxtang Parkway, Harrisburg State Hospital and under the Rockville Bridge.

Trail update 03 Mar 2021. 4:00 PM

Greenbelt Closed due to tree down between Shanois St (Paxton Creek Bridge ) and the AMES Entry Gate.
There is snow and ice on trail, while passable please use extreme caution
Cameron Parkway, Paxtang Parkway, Harrisburg State Hospital and under the Rockville Bridge.

Greenbelt is open on Cameron Parkway.  Please use caution
03/02/2021

Greenbelt is open on Cameron Parkway. Please use caution

Greenbelt is open on Cameron Parkway. Please use caution

Trail blocked on Cameron Parkway. Just past the first bridge coming from Cameron St.There is wiring down as well.  Use c...
03/01/2021

Trail blocked on Cameron Parkway. Just past the first bridge coming from Cameron St.
There is wiring down as well.
Use caution, we are making arrangements to re-open the Greenbelt in this section.

Trail blocked on Cameron Parkway. Just past the first bridge coming from Cameron St.
There is wiring down as well.
Use caution, we are making arrangements to re-open the Greenbelt in this section.

Are you ready? Hit like if you will be joining us for the 21st Annual Tour de Belt. See you on the trail!
02/20/2021

Are you ready? Hit like if you will be joining us for the 21st Annual Tour de Belt. See you on the trail!

The Tour de Belt committee is hard at work creating an amazing hybrid 2021 event. Stay tuned for more details... 🚴‍♀️🚶🏃‍♂️

Registration opening soon!

Meet new people, get some fresh air and help our community. To volunteer, click this link and register today!https://dau...
02/20/2021

Meet new people, get some fresh air and help our community.

To volunteer, click this link and register today!
https://dauphincountyparksandrecreation.ticketleap.com/volunteer-work-day3-13-21/

Harrisburg Bicycle Club Group Dauphin County Parks & Recreation

Meet new people, get some fresh air and help our community.

To volunteer, click this link and register today!
https://dauphincountyparksandrecreation.ticketleap.com/volunteer-work-day3-13-21/

Harrisburg Bicycle Club Group Dauphin County Parks & Recreation

Bernie on the Greenbelt
01/23/2021

Bernie on the Greenbelt

Bernie on the Greenbelt

CAGA and our partner won for our excellent work on the Greenbelt! "The Timothy P. Reardon Excellence in Planning Award: ...
01/21/2021
NEWS — Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

CAGA and our partner won for our excellent work on the Greenbelt! "The Timothy P. Reardon Excellence in Planning Award: Skelly & Loy - Paxtang Parkway Watershed Restoration Project Phase I." We thank everyone involved including the City of Harrisburg, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation, and the major funder, DEP Growing Greener.

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission presented its ninth annual Dauphin County Premier Project Awards today during a virtual ceremony.

Jody Rebarchak, Susquehanna Twp Commissioner
12/24/2020
Jody Rebarchak, Susquehanna Twp Commissioner

Jody Rebarchak, Susquehanna Twp Commissioner

Sadly, Susquehanna Township resident Carl Lorence has passed away. Carl was a kind and generous man, serving his country as a veteran and his community as the former president and member of the Capital Area Greenbelt Association. Carl was also a member of the Appalachian Trail Association (ATA), Keystone Trail Association (KTA) and helped to create and build the PA Standing Stone Trail. Carl will be greatly missed.

The Greenbelt is beautiful always but in the snow especially WONDERFUL.
12/20/2020

The Greenbelt is beautiful always but in the snow especially WONDERFUL.

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Harrisburg, PA
17101

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Awesome day for a walk!
It was a great day to get out and enjoy the greenbelt!
Capital Area Greenbelt (CAGA) is working on clean up effort on the Cameron Parkway See this Signup Genius listsing for details. Help us on making the Cameron Parkway beautiful This Friday and Saturday. Meet at the 19th Street Parking lot We have 8 slots for Friday open and 10 slots for Saturday
I think it is time to put the green belt etiquette signs back out. Folks seem to have forgotten the basic etiquette to extend proper courtesy to each other so everyone can enjoy the path.
Here's another vid connecting to the previous vid, Ft Hunter thru Wildwood Park, enjoy! Weather is super nice this week, hope to see yall out there enjoying the Greenbelt.....
Did a small segment of the Greenbelt the other day, I plan on making a series of vids to encompass the whole Greenbelt, enjoy....
Is the Greenbelt from Harrisburg Rd to Cameron st cleared of snow?
Capital Area Greenbelt along water front south to Phoenix Park
Time-lapse of almost the complete Greenbelt, my battery died right before completing it...
Time-lapse of Greenbelt
Out on the Green Belt this morning
#2020tdbaparttogether A shorter ride today but lovely