East Coast Greenway

People are all about trails these days, but if the thought of ticks and poison ivy makes you want to stay inside, then hiking the deep woods might not be the best path for you. Urban adventurers are creating The East Coast Greenway trail for walking, biking and other non-motorized uses. The Greenway will connect major cities, including Philadelphia, along 3,000 miles of waterfront esplanades, park paths, and highway corridors from Maine to Florida.

Click here to learn more about the recent funding application to the US DOT to extend trail networks. 

PEC builds upon its trail work throughout the Commonwealth, and shares the PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources' vision of a statewide greenway network. By working with the East Coast Greenway Alliance, the Council is creating the Southeast PA segments of a pedestrian and bike path that will connect 3,000 miles of urban areas from Maine to Florida.

Click here to see a map of existing and proposed trails throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Greenway will be built based on public involvement and work with stakeholders including the Bicycle Coalition, Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, East Coast Greenway Alliance, Center City District, Schuylkill River Development Corporation, Delaware River City Corporation, neighborhoods groups, and many others.


For Information Contact: 

Jeffrey Knowles


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