In 2016 and 2017 Lansdowne Borough was awarded two grants that will support the development of a pedestrian trail as an extension of the Hoffman Park trail. The new trail extension known as Gateway Slope will connect to the existing trail at the South East corner of Scottdale and Baltimore Avenue and extend eastward, up the slope to Eldon Road. The project will allow for the disbandment of the existing sidewalk that is inadequate and dangerously close to the automobile traffic that flows up Baltimore Avenue. The two awards for the project amount to $600,000 one from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnership Program C2P2 in the amount of $300,000 and another from the Commonwealth Financing Authority Multimodal Transportation Fund in the amount of $300,000 awarded. The design and engineering of this project was completed in July of 2018 and the project is nearing the end of the PennDOT permitting process. Construction is expected to commence in the Fall of 2019.