2019 Greenway Designations

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Thirty miles of safe, off-road segments were added to the East Coast Greenway route in 2019, bringing the total length of protected pathways to nearly 1,000 miles - one-third of the entire 3,000-mile route. Last year, we welcomed 28 segments in 11 states and Washington, D.C., to the Greenway.

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2019 East Coast Greenway designations, north to south: 

1. Bangor, Maine: William C. Orr Bridge, 0.15 miles: The 400-foot bike-pedestrian bridge connects Pickering Square Park to Exchange Street, providing a safe, direct route from the city’s public transit hub to key businesses and services.

2. Yarmouth, Maine: Beth Condon Pathway Extension, 0.3 miles: An extension of the multi-use Beth Condon Pathway creates a completely off-road trail through Yarmouth and provides a more direct route for through-travelers along Route 1. The project is part of the larger vision for a Casco Bay Trail from Portland to Brunswick. 

3. Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Linear Common, 2.3 miles: Part of the Border to Boston Trail, over 2 miles of the Topsfield Linear Common has been completed. The crushed stone path connects Washington Street in Topsfield to the Wrenham town line.  

4. Salem, Massachusetts: Border to Boston Trail, 2 miles: Six different segments, totaling 2 miles, have greatly enhanced the bicycle-pedestrian infrastructure around Salem and added to the off-road route of the Border to Boston Trail.

5. Weston, Massachusetts: Mass Central Rail Trail, 0.3 miles: The addition of a key box culvert closed an off-road gap in the Mass Central Rail Trail between Weston and Wayland. 

6. Dennis and Yarmouth, Massachusetts: Cape Cod Rail Trail Extension, 3.6 miles: Winding through scenic woodlands and tidal marshes, a paved extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail connects Peter Homer Park in Yarmouth to Route 134 in Dennis.

7. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Blackstone River Bikeway Segment 8c, 0.6 miles: The latest addition to the bikeway, including a bridge over the Blackstone River, connects the Massachusetts-Rhode Island border to Cold Spring Park in Woonsocket.

8. Pomfret, Connecticut: Air Line State Park Trail, 1.2 miles: The 1.2-mile extension from Babbitt Hill Road to Pomfret Station competes a 15.8-mile off-road, crushed stone trail through Air Line State Park.

9. Willimantic, Connecticut: Hop River Trail Phase 6, 0.43 miles: The latest extension of the Hop River Trail features a new Willimantic River Bridge. Connecting King’s Road to Flander’s Road, this trail segment is a mix of pavement and crushed stone.

10. Bloomfield, Connecticut: Bloomfield Greenway Phase I, 1.8 miles: Running through North Bloomfield, a tree-lined stretch of the Bloomfield Greenway connects Day Hill Road to Tariffville.

11. New Haven, Connecticut: New Haven Long Wharf Cycle Track, 0.73 miles: The two-way buffered facility completes a stretch of protected Greenway hugging the waterfront of the Long Island Sound, bound by Water Street to the north and Bayview Park at the south. 

12. New Haven, Connecticut: New Haven Cycle Track to Water Street, 0.45 miles: Another connection making downtown New Haven more accessible, this stretch connects Water Street to Long Wharf Drive and the city’s waterfront.

13. Newark, New Jersey: Riverfront Park, 0.1 miles: This paved addition safely connects Market Street to Riverfront Park and an existing path paralleling Raymond Boulevard and the Passaic River.

14. Cranford, New Jersey: Rahway River Park Path, 0.92 miles: Three different segments were completed, enhancing off-road connections to scenic Rahway River Park and along the Rahway River.

15. Middlesex County, New Jersey: Thomas Edison Park Path, 0.57 miles: The paved trail traverses Thomas Edison Park and its impressive sports complex from Patrol Road to College Drive.

16. Falls Township/Bucks County, Pennsylvania: D&L Trail, 0.3 miles: The addition of the CSX Tunnel and Tyburn Road Underpass create safe passageways along the 10-mile D&L Trail connecting Bristol to Morrisville.

17. Washington, D.C.: Southwest area, 0.5 miles: Along Potomac Avenue SW, R Street NW and 2nd Street SW, a series of paved, protected cycle tracks and adjacent sidewalks connect to the Anacostia Riverfront Trail.  

18. Richmond, Virginia: Franklin Street Cycle Track, 0.5 miles: The two-way protected bike lane in the heart of downtown Richmond connects Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia State Capitol.  

19. Clayton, North Carolina: Front Street Multi-Use Path, 0.8 miles: This path is the beginning of a long-term plan to connect Clayton with the Neuse River Trail, which stretches to Raleigh’s extensive greenway system.

20. Greenville, North Carolina: South Tar Greenway, 2.4 miles: The paved South Tar Greenway follows a pleasant, wooded route along the southern bank of the Tar River and connects town commons park downtown and Green Springs Park.

21. White Lake, North Carolina: White Lake Multi-Use Path, 0.8 miles: The White Lake Multi-Use Path is a separated, paved trail with the stretch along North Carolina Highway 53 serving as the first Greenway-designated segment between Fayetteville and the coast.  

22. Carolina Beach, North Carolina: Carolina Beach Island Greenway, 1.2 miles: The paved trail winds from Mike Chappell Park to Alabama Avenue in Carolina Beach, nearly connecting with the Kure Beach community.

23. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina: Billy Swails Boulevard Sidepath, 0.95 miles: Paralleling busy Highway 17 north of Charleston, nearly 1 mile of paved trail was completed along Billy Swails Boulevard with plans to extend the path by 2022.                                           

24. Gardens Corner, South Carolina: Gardens Corner Greenway Phase I, 1.6 miles: The first phase of the Gardens Corner Greenway is a separated path on the south side of U.S. Highway 17. An additional 1.2 miles are planned.

25. St. Marys, Georgia: Tabby Trail, 0.4 miles: This segment adds to the 9-mile Tabby Trail, which provides safer access to downtown St. Marys and future water ferry operation to Fernandina Beach, Florida.

26. Jacksonville, Florida: Timucuan Trail, 0.57 miles: An additional stretch of Jacksonville’s Timucuan Trail was completed in 2019. The all-season path will run from Hanna Park to the southern portion of Amelia Island once all segments are connected.

27. Neptune Beach, Florida: Jarboe Park Segment, 0.2 miles: The paved extension of the greenway Neptune Beach spans Jarboe Park along Florida Boulevard, connecting Third Street to Fifth Street.

28. Miami Beach, Florida: Atlantic Greenway Network Extension, 4.4 miles: A stunning 4.4-mile extension of the Atlantic Greenway Network in Miami Beach is the longest newly designated segment of the Greenway in 2019. The beachside addition runs from Allison Park to Lummus Park.

 

Read more of our January 2020 On the Greenway newsletter

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