The East Coast Greenway Alliance is Building a Protected Bike Path to Connect the Cities and Towns from Maine to Florida - CityLab

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From northern Maine to the tip of Florida, the East Coast of the United States stretches 3,000 miles. It’s a diverse, expansive route, cutting through wooded hills and rocky coastlines before hitting the sun-drenched beaches of the South. And all of it can be traveled by bicycle.

The East Coast Greenway Alliance has been working since 1991 to connect the whole geography of the Atlantic seaboard with protected bike paths. So far, 850 miles of trail have been designated as Greenway. The project is about 31 percent complete, says Dennis Markatos-Soriano, the executive director of ECGA. By 2020, the ECGA hopes to add another 200 miles.

As it winds down the coast, the East Coast Greenway passes through 450 communities in 15 states.

MoBikeFed comment: This type of multi state trail system is the same type of thing we are working to create here in Missouri with the Katy Trail/Rock Island Trail system and with the planned Quad State Trail.

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