The Members

The Circuit Trails Coalition is a collaboration of non-profit organizations, foundations, and agencies working to advance completion of a connected network of trails – the Circuit Trails – in the Greater Philadelphia region. Their goal is to raise the profile of bicycle and pedestrian trails and their public benefits so that building the Circuit Trails becomes a significant regional priority. Since its May 2012 launch, the Circuit Trails Coalition has brought together nonprofit organizations, foundations and agencies to advocate for its completion, with an eye toward raising the profile of trails and their many public benefits.

Want your Trail or Conservation organization to join the Circuit Trails Coalition? To see our invitation and guidelines, click here. For the 2017 Governance Framework, click here.

2017 Steering Committee Members

Val Galarza, Cooper's Ferry Partnership

Sarah Clark Stuart, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (Chair)

Elissa Garofalo, Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Corridor

Patrick Starr, Pennsylvania Environmental Council (Vice-Chair, Pennyslvania)

Liz Sewell, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Olivia Glenn, New Jersey Conservation Fund (Vice-Chair, New Jersey)

Peter Kremmer, Lawrence Hopewell Trail

Dana Dobson, Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Andy Hamilton, East Coast Greenway Alliance

Robert Thomas, Philadelphia Parks Alliance

Drew Ries, Friends of Cynwyd Heritage Trail

Rick Tralies, Natural Lands Trust

Kay Sykora, The Schuylkill Project


The Members listed below are trail or conservation non-governmental organizations that promote and support multi-use trails that accommodate all types of users in the nine counties of the Greater Philadelphia region of PA and NJ.