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How much of the ECG is off road?

Currently, about 29% of the ECG is on firm-surface, traffic-free trails. The on-road remainder is constantly converting to trail as new segments are constructed. To see more details on trail status, visit the Current Status of the Greenway page.

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Can I travel the ECG today?

Yes! We have cue sheets and maps to guide you through the entire route. However, since the majority of the route is still on road, a trip along the entire route is only appropriate for experienced cyclists. Pedestrians, skaters, equestrians, wheelchair users, and inexperienced or young cyclists should stay on the sections of the route that are on trails. See our trip planner for details on which portions of the route are most appropriate for different types of trail users. Our aim is to move the entire ECG onto traffic-free trails, but there is still much work to be done.

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How can my organization work with the ECGA?

The ECGA partners with organizations, agencies, and businesses at the local, state and national level. If you are interested in partnering with the ECGA, please contact us.

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How can I bring the ECG through my community?

Since the ECG is comprised of locally owned and managed trails, our volunteers at the local level do some of the most important work to create the ECG. Spreading the word among people in your town, advocating for the ECG among local officials, distributing information, and speaking at public meetings are all great ways to get involved. Visit our Help Make It Happen page to learn more.

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How does the ECG benefit people and communities?

Multi-use trails such as the ECG are an integral part of local transportation systems, provide recreational outlets for all age groups, help promote healthier lifestyles, and promote local economic development. Visit our Benefits of the East Coast Greenway page to learn more.

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How can my business advertise on this website or sponsor the ECG?

We invite businesses to sponsor the ECG by advertising on our website, cue sheets, and trail guides. This helps to fund the Greenway and also provides information to trail users. Businesses that typically sponsor the ECG are those in the recreation, hospitality, tourism, and planning industries. Visit our Chamber of Commerce page to learn more.

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How is the ECG being built?

The ECG is being built by linking together locally owned and managed trails into a continuous route. The ECGA works with local and state agencies and organizations to promote the vision of a linked route, to provide coordination between jurisdictions, and to offer strategic assistance to states, counties, and municipalities building the trail. Learn more on our Creating the ECG page.

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How can I stay up-to-date on what’s happening?

The best way is to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.

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What types of trail surfaces meet ECG standards?

The trail surface must accommodate various users, including wheelchairs and touring bicycles. A hard surface such as asphalt or pavement, or a firm surface such as stone dust meet ECG standards.

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Who can use the ECG?

Any non-motorized user can enjoy the ECG! Experienced cyclists can travel the entire route. Pedestrians, less experienced cyclists, and wheelchair users (including motorized wheelchairs) can travel on all trails and quiet roads.  Limited portions, depending on trail surfaces and local regulations, are currently open to equestrians, skaters, and others. Visit our Trip Planner to learn more.

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Who will own and manage the ECG?

ECG trails are owned and managed by agencies at the state and local levels. The ECGA will provide guides, signage, maps, cue sheets, and promotion of the route.

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What is the ECGA?

The East Coast Greenway Alliance is the non-profit organization spearheading the project. Based out of Durham, NC, the ECGA promotes the vision for connecting local trails and provides strategic assistance for states, counties, and municipalities that build and maintain the trail.

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How can I make a donation to the ECG project?

It’s easy to make a donation or become a member! Just visit our Support Us page. Thank you for your support!

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