Tricia Pearsall is a writer for Virginia Living and a member of the James River Outdoor Coalition. She wrote an article about the East Coast Greenway, noting that Virginia will spend $150 million on roads this year. Instead, why not spend some of that money on a greenway where it can be used for recreation, and/or alternative transportation?
The main spine would keep south into Richmond’s James River Park, across Belle Isle, along numerous proposed local greenways to Petersburg and to the Lower Appomatox River Trail. Then on to the Tobacco Heritage Trail and into North Carolina following the Norfolk Southern corridor and 60 miles south.
The Village of Rocketts Landing blog has an update on the Virginia Capital Trail — a paved pedestrian walking and cycling path that will ultimately span 55 miles and connect Richmond to Williamsburg and is a key portion of the East Coast Greenway.