East Coast Greenway
April 1, 2004 2:24 PM   Subscribe

East Coast Greenway is a community project to build a 2600 mile urban greenway from Canada to Key West. Bike, walk, rollerblade or Segway from Canada to Florida.. This "urban Appalachian trail" is twenty-percent trail complete now with %80 by 2010. Route Maps for each state.
posted by stbalbach (11 comments total)
Excellent! I live about a mile from the DC segment. Key West, here I come!
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:37 PM on April 1, 2004

Having a green belt behind my home this is an awsome project. Maybe one day it will be linked west.
posted by thomcatspike at 2:55 PM on April 1, 2004

The American Discovery Trail is a similar concept, though you need to share the road with vehicle traffic for most of it. Still, there are some neat journals and an extensive network of devotees.
posted by PrinceValium at 3:01 PM on April 1, 2004

very cool! too bad the GA segment is so far away from me. does anyone headin' east have a free spot on their segway?
posted by mcsweetie at 3:19 PM on April 1, 2004

[too cool!]
posted by shoepal at 4:45 PM on April 1, 2004

So is the idea to be as urban/civilized as possible the whole way, or is it for the odd experience of roughing the wilderness between cities? :P
posted by abcde at 5:12 PM on April 1, 2004

I wonder if they have links to either/both of the Appalcian Trail and the Trans-Canada Trail (in New Brunswick/Nova Scotia). If the TCT links to this, in a few years you might be able to bike from Vancouver to Miami without ever going on a road! Too cool.
posted by bonehead at 5:17 PM on April 1, 2004

I like the upbeat quality of this post.
posted by troutfishing at 5:19 PM on April 1, 2004

I love this so much!

abcde: "Our route will be an urban alternative to the Appalachian Trail, located in the shadows of skyscrapers and within suburban greenspace, but also in surprisingly rural areas that still exist between our east coast cities."
posted by jennyb at 5:21 PM on April 1, 2004

Very cool. Thanks for the info.
posted by caddis at 7:24 PM on April 1, 2004

This thing could pretty much start behind my house :)
posted by Space Coyote at 10:04 PM on April 1, 2004

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