What is the East Coast Greenway and what do we do?
The East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA) is the non-profit organization spearheading the development of the East Coast Greenway, a 2,900 mile network of multi-use paths connecting cities from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida.
Based in Durham, NC, the ECGA also employs field staff in each of its four regions. The Alliance promotes the vision for connecting local trails into a continuous route, provides strategic assistance for states, counties, and municipalities that build local trail sections, officially designates trails as part of the ECG trail system, posts signage, and makes maps and guides to facilitate use of the Greenway.
The ECGA does not own any of the Greenway trail system, but plays a vital role in ensuring its continuity and in monitoring trail conditions to ensure consistency in trail quality. ECGA will support local trail agencies in securing the funds to maintain their trails.
About the Yankee Roundabout
In the fall of 2013, the ECG started engaging with local advocacy organizations, public agencies, and Well Rounded Events to define a Southeastern New England route to augment the East Coast Greenway. The intention of this new route is to present travelers with two options between Boston and Providence, RI: the inland spine route via Worcester, and a more coastal route via the Massachusetts South Coast and Cape Cod. This fall, we invite cycling and history enthusiasts to celebrate the launch of this new route by joining us for the first annual Yankee Roundabout tour.