Peter Harnik is a co-founder and was a long-time board member of the City Parks Alliance. For nearly two decades he was director of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land until his retirement in 2016. His most recent book, “From Rails to Trails: The Making of America’s Active Transportation Network,” was published in 2021. Earlier, he was co-founder and vice president of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and also president of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association in D.C. A native of New York City, he came to Washington because of Earth Day in 1970.
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