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This report looks at the impact of the East Coast Greenway within the Delaware River Watershed.
The East Coast Greenway links many Delaware River Watershed communities and open spaces together and acts as a centerpiece of the greater regional trail networks, including The Circuit Trails and Delaware Greenways. The complete buildout of the East Coast Greenway and connecting regional trail networks will enable residents and visitors to walk, run, bike, or skate out their front doors for short or long treks. When complemented with the region’s robust passenger rail system, it will make for a resilient and sustainable transportation network.
The East Coast Greenway is a work in progress. The route shown on pages 6 and 7 of this report show the completed and in-progress sections of the trail as of April 1, 2019. The in-progress sections are in various stages of planning, design, and construction.
The reemergence of earmarks in the infrastructure and appropriations process in Congress is creating huge opportunity for trail projects that are ready to go.
American Trails contributor Josh Adams recently interviewed Lawrence Simonson, who serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of the PedNet Coalition, to talk pedestrian safety, projects and obstacles, and making a difference in Missouri.
The 2016-2021 Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation builds on 25 years of progress toward increasing walking and biking safety and activity throughout the United States. The 1994 National Bicycling and Walking Study: Transportation Choices for Changing America set the stage for advancing safe, accessible, comfortable, and well-used pedestrian and bicycle transportation networks, with a focus on increasing trips and reducing injuries and fatalities.
This resource highlights ways that different communities have mapped their existing and proposed bicycle networks. It shows examples of maps at different scales, while also demonstrating a range of mapping strategies, techniques, and approaches. Facility types represented on the respective maps and legends are each different because they represent a community’s unique context and needs.