It's time to build the Long Island Greenway
In 2017, the New York State government announced the Empire State Trail, a continuous 750-mile route slated to become the longest trail in the country. It will span the state from Plattsburgh and Buffalo to New York City. But it ends in Manhattan — leaving out the 7.8 million New Yorkers who live east of the city.
Will you help us build the Long Island Greenway and create a trail from Manhattan to Montauk? Your voice now matters more than ever.
Utility corridors owned by a public authority (like railroad and power companies) already exist, and these wide pathways offer a simple solution to building an off-road trail. By turning utility corridors into a trail for walkers, joggers, bikers and others, we can increase wellness, safety, fun and connectivity for millions of people. It's an idea backed up with evidence from rail-to-trail programs across this country. Now it is Long Island's turn.
The Trust for Public Land is leading the development of the Long Island Trail and mobilizing support for our plan — but we can't do it without you. We need to stand together in support of this transformative project. The Long Island Greenway will be the safe and trusted route for commuters on their way to work, and the place where parents teach their kids to first ride a bike. It will be a place where memories are made. You can help 7.8 million New Yorkers get the trail they deserve.
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RE: It's time to build the Long Island Greenway
The Long Island Greenway will be the safe and trusted route for commuters on their way to work, and the trail where parents teach their kids to first ride a bike. It will be a place where memories are made. That's why I'm favor of building this trail. I believe 7.8 million New Yorkers should get the trail they deserve.
This 175-mile trail will benefit residents and visitors alike. It's the ingredient for a happier, healthier, better connected Long Island. I support this project!