9/11 Trail – level 3
Roughly 1,300 miles in length, the 9/11 trail system connects three 9/11 memorial sites in New York, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Just days after the attacks 19 years ago, David Brickley pitched the idea of creating a trail system that would link the three locations of the 9/11 attacks. Brickley is the founder of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, and he said that he had to find a way how to meld the Americans’ love for trails and greenways with recognizing the horrific event.
According to Brickley, the biggest challenge was to find ways to connect the 9/11 trail with existing trails and to make it safe for cyclists, runners and hikers who wish to travel the entire length of the trail. Right now, approximately 51% of the trail is off-road, and Brickley and his team hope to create an entirely off-road trail.
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