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                                                                                                          February 2018

From Our Executive Director

Change and opportunity

At the East Coast Greenway Alliance, we've come to expect change as something of a constant. Sometimes we are responding to external factors from the federal to local level. This month, we are experiencing significant internal change as we celebrate the promotion of two staff members, welcome our newest employee, and bid farewell to two staff members as they wrap up their service. Read more


Rendering of the new bike-pedestrian bridge due to open this summer over the Christina River in Wilmington, Del.

Critical connections: Bridges to watch in 2018 on the East Coast Greenway

Bridges are some of the most crucial features of the East Coast Greenway. Spans of metal, concrete, and wood carry walkers, runners, and cyclists across rivers and over busy highways. Bridges also represent the most expensive of all Greenway segments to build, requiring extra engineering and materials.

In 2018 we’ll be celebrating the opening of two beautiful new bridges that will greatly improve the Greenway route. At the same time, we join our partners in advocating for critically needed safe crossings in South Carolina and Georgia and for cyclist-pedestrian safety accommodations as older bridges get renovated. Read more


Our opening plenary of the New England Bike-Walk Summit features a panel of Boston Neighborhood Bike Forum organizers. They'll share their experiences bringing equity to biking in the Boston area.
New England Bike-Walk Summit: A packed slate of success stories, innovation, and best practices

Thanks to an enthusiastic response to our call for proposals, we're proud to offer a wealth of presentations at our April 26-27 New England Bike-Walk Summit in Boston.
See schedule overview 
To learn more about the Summit, register, and book a room at the Boston Park Plaza with our group rate (and see other accommodation suggestions), visit New England Bike-Walk Summit.

Register to attend New England Bike-Walk Summit

Office Manager Dominique Pericles and Development Manager Debbie West

Promotions, new hire, and farewells:
East Coast Greenway Alliance staff changes

This month we're celebrating the promotion of Niles Barnes from director of greenway programs to deputy director and Debbie West from office manager to our newest position, development manager. Joining us as new office manager is Dominique Pericles, a Miami native and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill alumna. We also said goodbye to New England Greenway Coordinator Molly Henry and to River Relay Program Manager Mary Beth Powell. Read more


Runners cross the Arlington Memorial Bridge during Cherry Blossom 10-mile run (Washington Post photo). Thanks to board member Tom Kaiden for publishing a letter in the Post urging bike-pedestrian upgrades as bridge is renovated.

Funding news, openings, opinion: Greenway in the media

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