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. 

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Philadelphia's popular Schuylkill River Trail

Featured Speakers

Click each speaker's photo to learn more about their work.

Mobile Workshops

Space is limited for each mobile tour, so be sure to sign up for the workshops of your choice when you register for the Summit. Watch this space for more workshop offerings coming soon.

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Take me to the river: Delaware River Trail

Thursday, April 4, 1-3:30 pm: Bike ride (7 miles roundtrip) to learn more about the planning, design, and construction of the Delaware River Trail in central Philadelphia. Led by Michael Connor of NV5 and Lizzie Woods, Karen Thompson, Chris Dougherty of Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

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Rail bridge rebirth on Merchantville Trail

Thursday, April 4, 1 - 3:30 pm: Bus trip to check out a critical trail connection in New Jersey's Camden County. Two-hour total trip led by representatives from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

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Schuylkill Banks stroll

Thursday, April 4, 1 - 3:30 pm: Walk along the Schuylkill Banks to see pedestrian connections up close. Led by the Clean Air Council.

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City of neighborhoods tour

Saturday, April 6: Bike tour of green spaces and civic engagement, a 6.4-mile loop led by Brenda Hernandez-Torres and Waffiyyah Murray of Better Bike Share Partnership Philadelphia with local guest speakers.

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Youth Cycling Fairmount ride

Saturday, April 6: Bike ride, 2.2 miles round trip, with Taylor Kuyk-White, program manager for Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling, and members of BCYC advisory committee. Tour will leave from 30th Street Station (lunch options and bike shares available) to Sedgley Porter House, BCYC's education headquarters.

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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