Video: 2023's new DC and Virginia segments

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East Coast Greenway Alliance Virginia & Washington, D.C. Manager Elliott Caldwell outlines three exciting recent additions to the Greenway route in Virginia and Washington, D.C.- two cycle tracks in D.C. and the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail.

Metropolitan Branch Trail, 8th Street NE Cycle Track & Sidewalk (Washington, D.C.), 0.5 miles: The newest addition to the Metropolitan Branch Trail is a separated cycle track and sidewalk combination stretching from Monroe Street NE to Franklin Street NE. This segment connects the Brookland Metro station and Monroe Street Market development to the southern traffic-separated section of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Running from Union Station to the Maryland border, the 7-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail connects to the Anacostia River Trail and is part of a nearly complete 23-mile loop on the East Coast Greenway between Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland.

Maine Avenue SW Cycle Track and Sidewalk (Washington, D.C.), 0.5 miles: The half-mile Maine Avenue SW Cycle Track and Sidewalk is a key East Coast Greenway connection in Washington, D.C., as it links the 12.1-mile Anacostia River Trail - and the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Path - to the 15th Street Cycle Track and the National Mall. The new cycle track parallels D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront, The Wharf, allowing access to restaurants, shopping, attractions and more. With this addition, a 20-plus mile loop of protected pathways around our nation's capital is nearly complete.

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.