Walkers, runners and cyclists enjoy the Jack Markell Trail in Wilmington, 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 USA Today.

To request high-resolution East Coast Greenway Alliance photos and logos, please contact Marketing & Communications Director John Martin via email at john@greenway.org.

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East Coast Greenway | 2021 Annual Report

News and features

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July 2, 2022

Shan Riggs completes first East Coast Greenway run - then proposes

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September 14, 2022

Video: Meet The Underline, Miami's linear park

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August 11, 2022

Record $50 million in federal RAISE funding to East Coast Greenway projects

Media highlights

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" ... the East Coast Greenway has grown to become America’s most visited park, welcoming more than 50 million bikes rides, runs, and walks last year alone. In fact, in 2020, the Greenway welcomed an average of nearly 137,000 trips per day—a boom of over 50 percent more riders than the year prior ...

Read Conde-Nast Traveler Story
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"One thing that makes the East Coast Greenway so dynamic is how much distance it covers and how many cities, towns, and communities it goes through. People can take advantage of it in so many different ways. Some might use a few miles to commute to work while others make a weekend outing with the family. Serious adventurers can bike their whole state, or even take on the entire length over the course of several weeks."

Read Bicycling Magazine story
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"'But the return on investment is extremely strong,' Markatos-Soriano said. 'It’s not just building more connection. It’ll relieve gridlock from busy roads, bring more enjoyment and health to people’s lives, enhance tourism and increase property values.'"

Read USA Today story

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, D.C. — has led to strong partnerships and alliances.


25 million people

Population within 5 miles of the East Coast Greenway.


35 percent off road

More than 1,000 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 regular 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.

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Together, let's grow the Greenway

Recent record-setting funding for design and construction goes directly to building the East Coast Greenway - as it should. The East Coast Greenway Alliance needs your support to continue our advocacy work that is fueling completion of the Greenway. The Alliance has a sustained track record of turning every dollar donated to our nonprofit into $100 in public infrastructure investment. Invest today and support the growth of the East Coast Greenway from Maine to Florida.