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2015 ECG Spring Summit InvitationOn May 1st, the East Coast Greenway Association is hosting its national summit here in Philadelphia at Lloyd Hall on Boathouse Row form 9am-4:45pm, followed by a reception from 5-7pm.

The East Coast Greenway Alliance will be recognizing Philadelphia’s leadership in trail development; showcasing the new, world-class sections of the East Coast Greenway in the City; and sharing updates on our progress along the 2,900-mile route from Maine to Florida, including model projects in Philadelphia and other cities.

Speakers include:

  • Leslie Richards, Secretary, PennDOT
  • Diane Ellis-Marseglio, Commissioner, DVRPC
  • Mark Focht, Deputy Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
  • Dennis Markatos-Soriano, Executive Director, East Coast Greenway Alliance
  • Alex Doty, Executive Director, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
  • Andrew Johnson, Watershed Protection Program Director, William Penn Foundation

Following the Summit, walk to the waterfront reception on the Schuylkill Banks!

Summit program & reception are open to the public

Registration is $10 for ECGA members; $20 for non-members.

To learn more visit or purchase tickets here.


Sarah Clark Stuart


Sarah’s foray into trail and bicycle advocacy began in 2004 when she became involved in the “Free Schuylkill River Park” campaign to preserve public access to the Schuylkill River Trail in Center City, now known as Schuylkill Banks. Since joining the Bicycle Coalition in 2006, she has been a key player in the Bicycle Coalition’s key accomplishments: the $23 million TIGER trail-building grant; naming and building out the Circuit; lobbying successfully for legislation mandating the inclusion of bike parking in new construction projects; Philadelphia’s Complete Streets policy; and coordinating research and analysis of several reports on bicycling in Philadelphia.

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