Trails and Greenways for Livable Communities

by the Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse

To counteract the effects of sprawling development, many communities use trails and greenways to curb ill-planned growth and preserve ecologically important areas. The result is a higher quality of life, a healthier environment, and more livable communities.



Published June 15, 1999

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