Tuesday, December 05, 2006

PB planners to hear Greenway pitch

An exciting bicycle project underway right now is the East Coast Greenway, a 2,950-mile multiuse trail from Maine to Key West. I received a leaflet today from the East Coast Greenway Alliance, and it was remarkable how much of the trail is already in place in Florida. Planners in Palm Beach County will be briefed on the project this week, and asked to support it. A pithy remark from the Sun-Sentinel advance on the meeting:
"The East Coast Greenway is the urban sister to the Appalachian Trail," said John Piazza, trail program coordinator for the nonprofit greenway alliance. The organization doesn't own land or manage the trail but coordinates its development, funded by grants and private donations.

"We're trying to engage urban centers, where the need for green space is greatest,' Piazza said. "We think ultimately, having the greenway in those areas would bring revitalization."
Read more about it here. If this sounds like something you'd like to get involved in, make a call to Paul Haydt in Palatka, at 386-503-0294.

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