40-plus miles added to Greenway in 2016

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It was a busy, record-setting year for growing the East Coast Greenway in 2016. More than 300 miles of the route were signed, an all-time record; in 2015 we installed signs on 250 miles. And more than 42 miles of the spine and complementary route were designated, representing roughly $50 million in investments by communities, states, and the federal government.

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Here, the 20 newest segments, some of them lengthy, some short but providing critical connections:

1. Down East Sunrise Trail extension, Ellsworth, Maine. 2 miles, spine route

2. Brewer Riverwalk along Penobscot River, Maine. 0.4 miles spine

3. Belfast Harborwalk & Passagassawakeag River Footbridge, Maine. 1.1 miles, complementary route

4. Charles River Greenway, Waltham, Massachusetts. 0.35 miles, spine

5.  Quinebaug River Trail, Connecticut. 0.36 miles, spine

6.  Willimantic River Trail - Air Line State Park Trail, Connecticut. 1.5 miles, spine

7. Hop River Trail, Kings Road to Hop River Road, Connecticut. 2.07 miles, spine

8. Charter Oak, phase 3 along I-84 and phase 4 connects to Connecticut River, Connecticut. 1.88 miles, spine

9. Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, Cheshire, Connecticut. 4 miles, spine

10.  Randall's Island Greenway, link between East 132nd Street and the island, New York. 0.9 miles, complementary

11. Delaware Canal Trail phases, Pennsylvania. 0.25 miles, spine

12. Anacostia River Trail, 2.6 miles in Maryland, 6.9 Miles in Washington, DC, complementary

13. Prentis Street side path, Virginia. 0.8 miles, complementary

14. River Road side path along Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. 3 miles, spine

15.  Kings Highway side path, final section of 12.5-mile ECG through Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 0.4 miles, spine

16.  SC 170 side path, improves safety of walkers and cyclists in Beaufort County, South Carolina.  4.4 miles, spine

17.  Spanish Moss Trail, connects Beaufort to Port Royal, South Carolina.  6.3 miles, spine

18.   Timucuan Trail, two phases, Florida. 1.63 miles, spine

19.   Port Cape Canaveral Trail, Florida.  1 mile, spine

20.   St. Lucie County Indian Hills, Florida. 0.83 miles, spine   

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