Greenway Today

Welcome to Greenway Today, where members of the East Coast Greenway Alliance staff host live video conversations with industry leaders from throughout the corridor of our route. 

Archived video of past interviews are below. 

April 24: NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver: "The value of parks after this pandemic is going to elevate. This is not just a ‘nice to have,’ but now an essential and vital part of our civic infrastructure."

May 4: Georgia bike shop owner & advocate Terry Landredth: "Today and after COVID-19, I hope everybody sees (greenways) as a necessity for your community."

May 14: South Carolina greenway leaders Kelly Mezzapelle & Dean Moss: “There’s no question that if the dollars became available … there’s plenty of trail opportunities, plenty of things that can be done with those dollars to enhance pedestrian and bicycle activity.”

May 28: Griffin Lotson, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor: “Now we get a chance to smell the roses of what America, what the Greenway, what the Gullah Geechee individuals and organizations were trying to push.”

June 3: Bret Baronak, Carolina Thread Trail: “I’m hoping that there is a silver-lining to this … that everybody will remember what trails meant to them and their family during very stressful times … and they continue to use it."

June 10: Chris Frelke, City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities: “When this stimulus package comes out, there needs to be money that goes specifically to parks infrastructure in areas of your community that are socially challenged and have social equity issues. We have to go into our black and brown communities and provide better programming and stimulus dollars need to address that."

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