Cyclist rides by part of the Water Under the Bridge installation, by Beth Clevenstine and Paul Santoleri, on the Manayunk Towpath in Philadelphia. Steve Weinik/Mural Arts Philadelphia photo

Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit

Join us in Philadelphia, April 4-6

Our inaugural Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit will bring together leaders and advocates of active transportation and greenway and trail development to advance bicycling and walking innovations across the region. 

We will celebrate the region's progress in developing the East Coast Greenway and other greenway and trail networks while looking at strategies for further advances throughout Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C. 

Registration closes March 22. 

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Philadelphia's popular Schuylkill River Trail

Mid-Atlantic Summit Schedule

Sample a mobile workshop or two Thursday afternoon before our evening reception and opening plenary. Friday features an opening address, announcement of a regional impact report, and a full day of workshops. On Saturday, choose from a handful of opportunities to explore the area's trails by foot or bike. 

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Featured Speakers: Opening Keynote, Lunch Presentation

We're excited to bring each of these inspiring leaders to speak on Friday, April 5, offering their perspectives on greenways and trails and what they mean to our communities. Click each speaker's photo to learn more about their work.

Thursday night: Leading with trails and greenways

How Greater Philadelphia's greenways and trails are awakening a movement to connect people and place. Our Thursday evening, April 4 program, following a number of afternoon mobile workshop options, includes a welcome to Philadelphia and poster viewing along with this opening plenary featuring a panel of local Circuit Trails greenway leaders. Andrew Johnson, watershed protection director at the William Penn Foundation, will moderate the panel discussion.

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Director, Parks and Forestry Division, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Olivia Glenn

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Co-president, Lawrence Hopewell Trail, NJ

Eleanor Horne

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Executive director, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Sarah Clark Stuart

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President & CEO, Schuylkill River Development Corporation

Joseph Syrnick

Offering pause: Couple's art transforms Philadelphia's communities

Paul Santoleri and Beth Clevenstine know how greenways, like public art, can transform communities and encourage interaction and pride. With a recent project on Philadelphia’s Manayunk Towpath, they’ve seen art and trails help a community reclaim its open space.

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Artists Beth Clevenstine and Paul Santoleri with their son, Leiland, at the Water Under the Bridge installation along the Manayunk Towpath in Philadelphia.

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