We are on a roll - join us! You are invited to join the Florida Committee of the East Coast Greenway. We have already completed 200 miles of this landmark trail but we need your help to close the gaps. We're striving to complete the entire 600-mile Greenway that stretches from Fernandina Beach to Key West by 2025.
Progress - Vital new bridges and trail sections are underway
In the new year, work already underway will complete two exclusive bike-ped bridges that will carry the Greenway over high-traffic roads. One is below New Smyrna Beach and another is in Osteen. A third is shovel-ready in downtown Titusville. Short but stunning new sections of the Miami River Greenway will be in place by 2016. So will 4.5 miles along U.S. Hwy. 1 just inside Jonathan Dickinson State Park.
Making the Connection - Sparking Synergy between Trails and Rails
The Florida Committee is driving the largest bike-ped interface with rail transit in Florida history. In Central Florida, the Greenway is connecting with SunRail through the five counties of the St. Johns River to Sea Loop. Led by Florida Committee member Karl Soderholm, the engineering firm England-Thims & Miller of Jacksonville is pro bono creating a website to promote this connection. In South Florida, plans are underway for a November celebration of bikes on Tri-Rail and Metrorail. Victor Dover, principal-in-charge of Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning, chairs this initiative. Thanks Karl, thanks Victor.
We need your help!
The Florida Committee seeks additional members who will work with local BPACs, FDOT offices, with Complete Streets, trail, transit and green mobility advocates. We need to know about trail opportunities that come from road repaving, to help plan events, to get our route completely signed, to help raise funds. Are you ready to sign on? If you are, or if you just want more information, contact Florida ECG coordinator Herb Hiller. Write him at herbhiller12 at gmail.com, or call (386) 547-0395. He will be happy to hear from you. Together we can make 2015 the Best Year Ever for the Florida East Coast Greenway.
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