Walkers, runners, and cyclists enjoy the Jack Markell Trail in Delaware, a stunning East Coast Greenway segment that opened in September 2018.

For the Media

Telling the East Coast Greenway story

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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Media highlights

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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.”

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“...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 Florida

Read Conde-Nast Traveler story
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“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 Coast

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News and features

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June 24, 2020

Strengthening our commitment to equity action

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June 10, 2020

Momentum grows for Greenway Stimulus

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May 22, 2020

Six segments approved for Greenway designation

East Coast Greenway at a glance


3,000 miles

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.


450 communities

The East Coast Greenway travels through major cities such as New York, Boston, and Miami, as well as smaller cities and towns.


15 states

The opportunity to connect people and communities across 15 states — plus Washington, DC — has led to strong partnerships and alliances.


25 million people

Population within 5 miles of the East Coast Greenway.


33 percent off road

More than 970 miles of Greenway are now on protected paths .


$1 million

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.

Stay informed: “On the Greenway"

In addition to following us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), you can subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter, On the Greenway, to stay up-to-date on the latest route news, profiles of our partners and other greenway champions, event notices, and more.

Read our December 2020 newsletter

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