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.
This National Recreation Trail is enjoyed by more than 350,000 hikers, cyclists, skaters, runners, and horseback riders every year.
The Maah Daah Hey Trail (MDHT) is a legendary 144-mile non-motorized, single-track trail that runs from Medora to south of Watford City in North Dakota.
The September 11th National Memorial Trail is a 1,300-mile system of trails and roadways that link the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Recreation ecology is the scientific study of environmental impacts resulting from recreational activity in protected natural areas. The nature of a literature review is to summarize what has been studied, what has been learned, and what the experts have concluded.