The idea of The East Coast Greenway started in 1991, it is the USA’s most ambitious long-distance urban trail. By connecting existing and planned cycling and pedestrian trails, a continuous, traffic-free route is being formed at the 3,000 miles long east coast of USA. The Greenway links Calais, Maine, at the Canadian border, with Key West, Florida. Alternate routes add another 2,000 miles to the ECG trail system.
Designed for tourists, locals, and users of all abilities The East Coast Greenway can be used today, nearly 30% or 834 miles of the route is ready and marked as a trail. The Greenway today has on the more than 100 completed trail sections located in each of the 15 states and DC along the Greenway corridor.
As a continuous long-distance route the Greenway is a journey to explore the Eastern Seaside in a relaxed manner. The ECG gives a chance for muscle-powered users a way to see this most urbanized (New York, Boston, Portland, Miami) and historical of American corridors. The ECG is marked with signage, maps, and guides all along the route to help tourists navigate. There is also an iOS and Android app: East Coast Greenway, that navigates you though the trail and suggests nearest dining places, public restrooms ect.
The East Coast Greenway Alliance joins local trail to local trail through on-road connections and through the construction of additional off-road trails. The Greenway serves as a spine route, linking with other long distance trails, like the coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail, the Hudson River Greenway, and the C&O Canal National Park, helping to create an interlinked national cycling trail system. It connects city to city, city to suburb, and suburb to rural area. The Greenway links together state capitals, local, state, and national parks, cultural, historical, and natural landmarks offering themed travel possibilities to anyone willing to pedal their way though USA.
Check out this video by The Guardian:
And see the website of the trail:http://www.greenway.org/