Daniel Paschall joined the East Coast Greenway Alliance team in July as our Mid-Atlantic Coordinator. Based in Philadelphia, Paschall leads the Greenway’s efforts in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. He succeeds Andy Hamilton, who retired from the position in May.
Paschall has worked as a research analyst for the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy in New York City and as a communications and customer service coordinator for The Green Project in New Orleans. He served most recently as a transportation/urban design intern with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning in Philadelphia. He holds a master's in city and regional planning from Pratt Institute's School of Architecture and a B.S. in environmental engineering from Northwestern University.
“Daniel is a demonstrated leader on issues he's passionate about, from New York to New Orleans,” says Niles Barnes, director of greenway programs. “Our 285-mile route through the mid-Atlantic corridor is full of opportunities but also challenges. We are thrilled to have Daniel on our East Coast Greenway Alliance team ready to seize the many opportunities and work on filling gaps in challenging areas of the route.”
Paschall says growing up in Waterford, Virginia, a small town outside of Washington, D.C., “had a huge impact on me. I grew up camping, hiking, and visiting national parks. So I knew from an early age the importance of public spaces. On the flip side, northern Virginia was exploding with population growth. I could see the importance of smart planning.”
After living in Washington, D.C., New Orleans, and Brooklyn, Paschall sees great promise in his new home of Philadelphia. He is excited about helping the East Coast Greenway better connect the City of Brotherly Love and others in his region. “Trails have the potential to bring people together, especially if they feel empowered to use them, to plan events there and more.”
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