Trails Coming Soon to Delray Beach

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Florida ECG State Committee Member Bret Baronak (Palm Beach County Bicycle, Greenways and Pedestrian Coordinator) has begun work with Delray Beach interests to incorporate a multi-use path as part of an ambitious beachfront master plan along the East Coast Grenway route.  The two-mile-long section could be in place as soon as 2016.  Bret says that the new path will be part of a plan to provide improved safety and mobility along Atlantic Avenue in one of Florida's most appealing small downtowns.  

Florida's $50 Million a Savvy Investment in the State

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Florida's decision this week to set aside $50 million for the creation of a 275-mile cross-state trail is not only great news for those of us who love trails, biking, riding and hiking - it is also a tremendous shot in the arm for thousands of main street businesses and the state's economy.

Amelia Island Trail to hold Opening Celebration May 11

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Friends of the Amelia Island Trail (AIT) will host an Opening Celebration on Sat., May 11 at the northern trailhead inside Peters Point Beachfront Park to recognize and pay tribute to several public officials whose collaborative efforts with local citizens and area organizations, for more than a decade, played a vital role in making the newly constructed 6.2-mile trail a reality. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will include a ribbon-cutting at 1974 S. Fletcher Ave., in Fernandina Beach.

ECGA Inducts New Trail into Network

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In a couple of short weeks, on May 9, the East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA) will designate the Florida Park Service’s developing 19-mile Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail, into its network of trails. An important part of the Florida Greenways and Trails System, the PSAST is a critical component in the priority trail network, serving as a green infrastructure plan for the state.

Trail Benefits

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Bike trails make major contributions to both individual well-being  and community livability and sustainability. People around the country have experienced the benefits assoicated with trails and linear park spaces.  These benefits on social, environmental and economic conditions have been documented by cities that have invested in trails from Pinellas Country, Florida to Portland, Oregon.  Trails can be an important step in providing for a more livable and sustainable communitty.

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