Since our founding in November 1991, the East Coast Greenway Alliance has made remarkable progress in designing the route, forming partnerships, and spreading the word.
Join us in celebrating 30 years of the East Coast Greenway, which was founded in November 1991. What started as a dream, now boasts more than 1,000 miles of safe, protected pathways and hosts more than 50 million visits annually, becoming the most visited park in America.
Eight people meet at a hostel in NYC in November 1991 to establish the East Coast Greenway Alliance. They had met earlier at a bicycling conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Read more
Alliance hosts U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin for evening walk on the Greenway in Durham, NC, with a crowd of 200 coming along. A record 42 new Greenway segments are designated in 12 different states for a total of more than 50 miles The nonprofit FreeWalkers hold a Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge, inspiring people to walk 100 miles of the East Coast Greenway during the year.
In celebration of our organization's 25th birthday, we hosted our largest program in our history. The East Coast River Relay began in Calais, ME, and headed south to the Florida Keys, with 57 public events held along the way and 200+ partnerships strengthened.Read report
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