The Coopersburg Borough Council discussed the possibility of developing the borough's portion of the during their Aug. 21 meeting.
The trail, which , currently runs from Hellertown to The hope is that the trail will eventually extend south through Coopersburg, ending in Quakertown.
“We could send a message to other townships that we’re doing our part,” said councilman Steve Lundy. “It could encourage the other townships to follow.”
The meeting served as a collaborative brainstorming session for the members who discussed economy-stimulating possibilities for the borough's future, citing the and .
“This is the kind of thinking I’m trying to encourage,” said council president John Felch. “(Rails to Trails) is part of our vision that won’t happen tomorrow, but it will happen.”
The council will continue to explore ideas during September's meeting.