The East Coast Greenway began with a small group of big-picture people imagining a 3,000-mile route of protected bike and walking paths extending the length of the Eastern Seaboard. It's a tale of collaboration and shared vision, working with volunteers and officials at the local, state, regional, and national level.
And it's a story of people and communities enjoying the public health, environmental, and economic benefits of safe, popular, and easily accessed greenways. News of the exciting growth and promise of the East Coast Greenway has been shared by media outlets from The Washington Post and Esquire to Conde Nast Traveler and Huffington Post.
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"As lawmakers grapple with how to fix the country’s crumbling roads, bridges, and dams, local governments are quietly at work on the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile, mostly car-free bike path through 15 states.”Read Quartz story
“...It’s about enjoying the shifting landscape of the Eastern United States, from the dense forests of the North to the South’s beaches, at 10 miles per hour instead of 70.” —The East Coast Greenway Will Be a 3,000-Mile Bike Trail From Maine to FloridaRead Conde-Nast Traveler story
“That makes [the trail] a prime opportunity for philanthropy, filling in gaps and connecting interested parties, and leveraging giving into funds that build up to something much larger.” — How a Nonprofit is Funding a 3,000-Mile Bike Path Connecting the Entire East CoastRead Inside Philanthropy story
The length of the Greenway's spine route, from Maine's Canadian border to the tip of Florida. Another 1,000 miles make up our complementary routes.
The East Coast Greenway travels through major cities such as New York, Boston, and Miami, as well as smaller cities and towns.
The opportunity to connect people and communities across 15 states — plus Washington, DC — has led to strong partnerships and alliances.
Population within 5 miles of the East Coast Greenway.
More than 1,000 miles of Greenway are now on protected paths .
Average cost to build one mile of Greenway; costs vary widely depending on geography. Since our founding, more than $1 billion has been invested in the Greenway.
"The East Coast Greenway Links Maine to Florida—and You Should Explore It," Bicycling Magazine, March 5, 2021
“Imagine a transcontinental network of protected bike paths,” Fast Company, Oct. 2, 2020
“This local bike route is ‘begging for a fall road trip,’”Boston.com, Aug. 13, 2020
"50+ Greenways Across America," Parade Magazine, March 15, 2020
"Go for the Greenway," Subaru Drive, Spring/Summer 2019
"Hike or bike from Canada to Key West with this east coast route," Lonely Planet, April, 24, 2019
"East Coast Greenway: Hike or bike your way from Maine to Florida,"USA TODAY, March 2019
"Bicycling Boom: The East Coast Greenway," Lufthansa Magazine, February 2019
"Take a grand tour of New England — by bike,"Washington Post, May 2018
"Trump's Missed Opportunity for Rural Economic Revival: Bike and Pedestrian Trails," Fast Company, April 2018
"$1M pledged to create longest trail in the world," Machias Valley News Observer, January 2018
"Don't squander an opportunity to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety,"Letter to editor, Washington Post, January 2018
"The biggest infrastructure project in the U.S. is a 3,000-mile bike path," Quartz, July 20, 2017
"California once imagined a future without cars with this bike superhighway," Business Insider, July 10, 2017
"The World's Most Scenic Bike Paths," Amex Essentials, April 2017
“On the drawing board: a bike trail to connect South Jersey to everywhere,” Philly.com, December 9, 2016
“In Focus: East Coast Greenway,” Phl17 (WPHL TV), Sept. 14, 2016
“The East Coast Greenway Inches Closer to Completion,” New York Magazine, Aug. 31, 2016
“How a Nonprofit is Funding a 3,000-Mile Bike Path Connecting the Entire East Coast,”Inside Philanthropy, Aug. 23, 2016
“The East Coast Greenway Bike Trail May Be America’s Best-Kept Secret”The Huffington Post, July 25, 2016
“The East Coast Greenway Will Be a 3,000-Mile Bike Trail From Maine to Florida,” Conde Nast Traveler, July 25, 2016
“3,000-mile bike path to connect Philly to nearly entire East Coast,” Philly Voice, July 24, 2016
“Bike path will let you ride from Maine to Florida,” MSN Buzz 60, July 21, 2016
“This incredible 3,000-mile urban cycle path will link Maine to Florida,”Lonely Planet, July 20, 2016
“The East Coast Greenway will give bikers the chance to see 15 states on one bike path,”House Beautiful, July 14, 2016
“A New East Coast Bike Trail Will Stretch 3,000 Miles From Maine to Florida,”Country Living, July 8, 2016
“Cyclists cross Susquehanna, close gap in 2,900-mile East Coast Greenway"The Washington Post, July 2, 2016
“You Could Soon Bike the Entire East Coast—All 3,000 Miles of It” Esquire, June 30, 2016
“A Bike Path for the Entire East Coast”The Atlantic’s CityLab, June 28, 2016
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