Infrastructure  |  Equity  |  Jobs



As we look toward recovery in 2021, our nation needs to make visionary infrastructure investments that spur strong economic recovery and a healthy, equitable future. Our country needs to put people to work through $10 billion in infrastructure investment for safe active transportation that connect all 50 states across America from our biggest cities to our smallest towns, from our cultural heritage corridors to our national parks. The resulting people-centered transportation network has the potential to generate $100 billion in return for all to enjoy.


Federal Stimulus


Jobs Created


Return on Investment





“The value of parks after this pandemic is going to elevate. This is not just a ‘nice to have,’ but now an essential and vital part of our civic infrastructure.”

- Mitchell Silver, Commissioner, New York City Parks & Recreation




160+ organizations have signed on in support of Greenway Stimulus.

A Sampling of


Nationwide, hundreds of regional trail projects only need funding to become reality. 

Letter to Congress

Read the letter sent to Congressional leaders in May 2020.

Eastern Trail ME.jpeg

Paths to Healing: Greenways are essential in the COVID era

"The potential benefits of these outdoor spaces go beyond just offering a place for a pent-up population to stretch their legs. It’s not uncommon to think of trails and greenways as designed for recreation experiences. But they are so much more."

Greenway Construction ATT NC.jpg

Crisis Response

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis is one of the biggest challenges our nation has ever faced. It is eroding our public health and our economy at levels not seen in decades. As we work to brighten the light at the end of this tunnel, we need to act in a way that addresses both key dimensions of the crisis.


Investing in Our Future

The study, "Investing in Our Future: Quantifying the Impact of Completing the East Coast Greenway in the Delaware River Watershed" was prepared by NV5 and EConsult Solutions in March 2019. The report's key finding: Completing the East Coast Greenway in the Greater Philadelphia region would mean $3 billion in public health, environmental and economic benefits.

NC_7624 ATT riders

The Impact of Greenways in the Triangle

The East Coast Greenway Alliance commissioned a study in 2017 to put numbers on what we know to be true: Greenways are good for economic growth. Prepared by Alta Planning + Design and sponsored by GSK, the report finds that the East Coast Greenway generates $90 million in total benefits annually for the Triangle region, from gains in health and the environment to transportation and access benefits, economic gains and increased property values.


 Get the Latest News & Updates

EGCA_logo (horizontal).jpg

Connect with the

East Coast Greenway Alliance

The East Coast Greenway connects 15 states and 450 cities and towns for 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida. We are fostering a safe walking and biking route through the country’s most populated corridor. Learn more at

Contact the East Coast Greenway Alliance staff



5826 Fayetteville Road
Suite 210
Durham, NC 27713




© 2020 by the East Coast Greenway Alliance