In our updated Greenway Criteria & Design Guide, East Coast Greenway Alliance staff and volunteer partners have compiled information and resources for the planning, design, construction, promotion, and maintenance of local East Coast Greenway segments.
The Guide defines our vision of a protected, connected series of safe facilities for a continuous non-motorized route from Maine to Florida. Here you can find requirements for Greenway segment design and construction, illustrated with photographs, along with links to best-practice planning and design guidelines.
Our regional Greenway coordinators are offered a deep dive into our new design guide and how recent changes in criteria may affect East Coast Greenway development in their areas. Click the button to download the webinar slides and view the webinar in the YouTube link below:
Federal, state, and local elected officials, city and regional planners, and local advocates will find requirements for Greenway segment design and construction. New and updated sections include a list of technical resources, a glossary of common terms and acronyms, and a new section on potentially allowable on-road facilities.
Write to us and we'll send you links to download PDFs of the design guide — a smaller interactive version with live links and a larger file suitable for desktop printing.
Submit questions, comments, and other feedback on the Greenway Design & Criteria Guide here. We plan to publish another update in fall 2020.
Questions about a particular Greenway segment or future segment? Contact our regional Greenway coordinators, listed here by region from north to south.
Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island: Kristine Keeney
Connecticut, New York, New Jersey: Bruce Donald
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.: Daniel Paschall
Virginia, North Carolina: Sarah Sanford
South Carolina, Georgia: Brent Buice
Florida: V Christiansen
Overall Greenway questions: Niles Barnes, deputy director
Our national body sets route standards and reviews new Greenway segments to ensure they meet those standards.
Chair: Andy Clarke, Virginia
Bret Baronak, North Carolina
Jeff Behm, New York
Scott Bogle, New Hampshire
Eric Brenner, Washington, DC
Champe Burnley, Virginia
David Connelly, North Carolina
Jean Crowther, Oregon
Heather Dunigan, Delaware
Lisa Fernandez, Connecticut
Robert Gaston, Maryland
Bob Hamblen, Maine
Matthew Johnson, New Jersey
Tom Kaiden, Virginia
Jack Keene, Maryland
Shawn Megill Legendre, Pennsylvania
Chris Linn, Pennsylvania
Anne Maleady, Colorado
Megan Massey, New Jersey
Melissa Miklus, Maryland
Sarah Mitchell, Rhode Island
Matthew Moldenhauer, South Carolina
Colin Moore, Florida
Janine Peccini, Massachusetts
Stuart Popper, Connecticut
Dave Read, Massachusetts
Mary Roth, Delaware
Phil Riggan, Virginia
Tommy Sailors, Georgia
Boaz Shattan, New York
Karl Soderholm, Florida
Larry Stuber, Georgia
Iona Thomas, North Carolina
We'll send monthly updates on East Coast Greenway progress and people.
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