The completion of this Philadelphia segment would be a huge improvement and an impetus for more people biking along this corridor, while slowing traffic and making for a more comfortable and attractive corridor to walk and jog. It also connects two major subway stations on the Broad Street Line and the Market Frankford Line and will connect a growing commercial corridor with restaurants, breweries and tourist destinations like the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The segment also will connect the popular Schuylkill River Trail to the Delaware River Trail and increase direct connectivity within Philly's Center City neighborhoods.
FL: The Underline
The completion of Phase 2 of The Underline would activate the space below the transit corridor for students, residents, and visitors walking and biking along this commercial corridor. The segment will connect the first of the Underline in Brickell to the South Miami M-Path and South Dade Trail. This will be one of the segments to advance the transformation of the area with restored natural habitats, and encourage a healthy lifestyle in communities along the linear park. The trail will provide an easily accessible place to increase the quality of life in Miami-Dade County, attract development, and generate significant economic impact attracts along U.S. Highway 1.
TX: Howard W. Peak Greenway
San Antonio's Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System is a growing network of approximately 80 miles of developed multi-use and accessible trails. The Greenway trails wind through natural landscapes along many of San Antonio’s waterways. (Photo: sa2020.org)
MA: Mystic River Crossing
The proposed bicycle and pedestrian crossing over the Mystic River between Everett and Somerville, Mass., will be a transformative structure for the Boston area. It will connect key multiuse pathways between these cities as well as connect the Lower Broadway District in Everett, which includes the Encore Boston Harbor resort and DCR Gateway Park, to the DCR Draw Seven Park, MBTA’s Orange Line Assembly Station, and Assembly Square in Somerville.
NJ: Essex-Hudson Greenway
The proposed Essex-Hudson Greenway will create 11 miles of car-free pathways for cyclists, runners and walkers and connect eight communities from Montclair to Jersey City, New Jersey. Currently, the East Coast Greenway route through the area connects Jersey City to Newark via roadways and sidewalks along heavily trafficked U.S. Route 1/9. (Photo: Open Space Institute)
WY & MT: Greater Yellowstone Trail
The 180-mile Greater Yellowstone Trail connects Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with West Yellowstone, Montana, via sections of the old Yellowstone rail line through Victor, Driggs, Tetonia, Ashton and Island Park. Combining existing pathways and back roads, the trail is 70 percent complete and offers an adventure filled experience connecting the region, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.(Photo: WyoPath.org)
CA: San Francisco Bay Trail
The Bay Trail is a 500-mile walking and cycling path around the entire San Francisco Bay running through all nine Bay Area counties, 47 cities, and across seven toll bridges. With more than 350 miles in place, the Bay Trail connects communities to parks, open spaces, schools, transit and to each other and also provides a great alternative commute corridor. (Photo: BayTrail.org)
KY: Louisville Loop Trail
One of the most exciting elements of the City of Parks initiative is the plan to complete a paved Louisville Loop trail of more than 100 miles around the region. In addition to connecting Louisville’s diverse parks and neighborhoods, this path includes planned connections to Southern Indiana and surrounding Kentucky counties, offering significant new opportunities for recreation and alternative transportation. (Photo: GoToLouisville.com)
OR: The Intertwine
A coalition is working to preserve and nurture a healthy regional system of parks, trails and natural areas in Portland, Oregon … $1 billion investments in capital and stewardship, prioritizing park and nature access … the benefits of clean air and clean water, access to nature, recreational opportunities and a clean economy flow equitably to all residents regardless of race or income. (Photo: TheIntertwine.org)
FL: Amelia Island Trail
The Amelia Island Parkway Multi-Use Trail segment will connect the Amelia Island Trail to the Timucuan Trail in Duval County. The Amelia Island Trail is a safe and separated facility that is very popular with youth and families. This extension would complete the remaining 4 miles to connect from just east of Shave Bridge on 8th Street (A1A) to the southernmost extent of Amelia Island. This extension trail will increase the range of a safe network for people on bikes and pedestrians. With the connection to Duval County, this project will facilitate interregional travel and allow residents the option to use active transit to reduce vehicle miles traveled. It will also increase connectivity to commercial sectors, employers, and attraction in Nassau County for residents and visitors.
ME: Eastern Trail
This project would extend the Eastern Trail from its current terminus at Kennebunk Elementary School all the way through the Town of Wells, achieving 30 miles of completed Greenway in Southern Maine. It would also create a nearly continuous off-road trail corridor from Wells to South Portland making biking, walking, running and other actives safe, attractive and accessible for people who live in or are visiting Southern Maine. The Eastern Trail provides a multi-use trail connection to other local trail systems, transportation options, including bus and rail service, as well as beautiful natural areas like beaches and tidal marshes. Continuing the Eastern Trail's success southward would would reinforce the connections between the towns along the route as a thread to promote regional cooperation in transportation and tourism development plans, and be a big step forward in Maine towards realizing the vision of a connected active transportation and recreation route from Kittery to Calais.