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The East Coast Greenway is a developing trail system, linking many of the major cities of the Eastern Seaboard between Canada and Key West.
Over 30 percent of the route is already on traffic-free greenways, creating safe, accessible routes for people of all ages and abilities.
The ECG fosters healthy lifestyles, empowers sustainable transportation, and promotes tourism.
Thanks to you, 2015 was a record year for East Coast Greenway development! Check out the year’s highlights and what’s ahead in the video below and by clicking here for our full 2015 Annual Report.
Download the Executive Summary of our 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan!
Read the most recent issue of our E-newsletter!
We are hiring for a Communications Manager to help raise the profile of the East Coast Greenway! Read more here. Applications due July 15, 2016.
Last chance to register for our 2016 Week a Year Tour fundraisers! Join us for one or both? You can read more here.
Help us overcome one of our biggest challenges, the Susquehanna River crossing in Maryland! Read more, and please sign the petition to show your support for safe bicycle and pedestrian access across this important waterway.
One of the East Coast Greenway’s complementary routes includes the Virginia Capital Trail, a dedicated, paved pedestrian and bicycle trail connecting the Commonwealth’s past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond along the Scenic Route 5 Corridor. Traversing approximately 52 miles, four jurisdictions, and more than 400 years of history along one of the first inland routes in North America, it is also the venue for an annual CAP2CAP Ride between the two capitals. The Virginia Department of Transportation built the Capital Trail which celebrated its Grand Opening with an Official Opening Day Ribbon Cutting and Celebration on October 3, 2015.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is committed to improving the quality of life of all North Carolinians. ZSR invests in statewide, regional and community-based organizations that are dedicated to building an inclusive, sustainable and vibrant State. The groups that ZSR supports both work to build healthy, robust communities at the local and regional level and engage in education, civic dialogue and advocacy around issues of importance to communities and to North Carolina.
Click to view the “Impact Story” video ZSR produced featuring the East Coast Greenway.