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posted Mar 14, 2018

Tourism Benefits Encourage Closing Trail Links in Florida

by Herb Hiller with East Coast Greenway Alliance

East Coast Greenway Alliance helps drive Florida and Georgia trail planning and development.

  tags: tourism, greenway

posted Jul 10, 2019

House Creek Greenway, Raleigh, North Carolina

by American Trails Staff

Large-scale sculptures are featured along this urban trail and bikeway which also includes the Reedy Creek Bridge, the longest pedestrian bridge in North Carolina.

  tags: art on trails, greenway

posted Jun 11, 2019

LandLine: A 1,400 Mile Trail and Greenway Plan for Metro Boston

by David Loutzenheiser with Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Learn about how to evaluate an existing trail network to identify projects and opportunities to create a connected trail and greenway network in an urban area. 

  tags: planning, greenway, trailsnext videos

posted Jun 5, 2019

An Empire State of Trails: Creating New Trails and Connecting Existing Networks

by Karl Beard with National Park Service, Andy Beers with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Beth Campochiaro with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Mona Caron with Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Robin Dropkin with Parks and Trails New York, Sasha Eisenstein with New York State Canals, Scott Keller with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Tom Sexton with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The session describes New York’s emergence as a trail state, highlights advocacy and planning that paved the way, and offers takeaways for trail systems elsewhere.

  tags: greenway, shared use

posted Jun 5, 2019

Investing in Our Future - Quantifying the Impact of Completing the East Coast Greenway in the Delaware River Watershed

by Niles Barnes with East Coast Greenway Alliance

This report looks at the impact of the East Coast Greenway within the Delaware River Watershed.

  tags: greenway

posted Feb 6, 2019

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

  tags: greenway

posted Sep 12, 2018

Martin Van Buren Nature Trail, New York

by American Trails Staff

The trail system at the Martin Van Buren Natural Historic Site leads to meadows, a stream, and marshland, and highlights notable trees, shrubs, flowers, and wildlife.

  tags: urban trails, wildlife and habitat, greenway, historic, backcountry, nature trail, snow

posted Aug 23, 2018

River's Edge National Recreation Trail, Montana

by American Trails Staff

Whether biking, jogging, in-line skating, running or walking is your favorite outdoor activity, the 53 miles of the River's Edge Trail in Great Falls is the perfect venue. The 19 miles of paved urban trail links many local parks and attractions along both sides of the scenic Missouri River.

  tags: greenway, urban trails, shared use, accessibility and accessible trails, mountain biking, wildlife and habitat, snow

posted Jul 2, 2018

Trails of Vernon, New Jersey are a Community Effort

A one hour drive from New York City brings you to the bucolic settings of Vernon, New Jersey nestled in at 435’ above sea level. Vernon provides an ideal environment for those that love nature all year round.

  tags: greenway, wildlife and habitat, urban trails

posted May 7, 2018

River Walk to Creekfront: Community Perseverance Pays Off

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates

Downtown San Antonio's River Walk draws over nine million visitors per year.

  tags: greenway

posted May 7, 2018

Tennessee Riverwalk Helped Spur Revitalization in Chattanooga

The Riverwalk along the Tennessee River links Chattanooga's parks, green spaces, museums, public art, businesses, new housing, and neighborhoods.

  tags: greenway

posted May 7, 2018

Voters Embrace San Antonio's Vision of Greenways and Creek-side Trails

The Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System in San Antonio currently boasts a total of 41 miles of completed trail and several more miles of trail under construction and in the design phase.

  tags: greenway

posted May 3, 2018

A Vision of Greenways: Detroit's Greater Riverfront East District

The vision for a new network of greenways in the Greater Riverfront East District of Detroit emerged from the desire to use greenways to connect the diverse neighborhoods of the area to each other and to the city’s magnificent natural asset, the Detroit River.

  tags: greenway

posted May 3, 2018

Fox River Corridor Redevelopment Plan

This plan provides a framework for the City of Appleton to help encourage continued transition of targeted redevelopment areas to new and productive uses.

  tags: greenway

posted May 3, 2018

Green Threads in the Urban Fabric

by Stuart Macdonald

A comprehensive look at the elements of greenways and their benefits to communities.

  tags: greenway

posted May 3, 2018

Hard-earned Lesson from the Midwest floods

Floodplain open space makes economic sense.

  tags: greenway

posted May 3, 2018

Hoosick Falls Greenway Feasibility Study

The objective of this study was to determine the type of pathway that would best satisfy the needs of the Village of Hoosick community.

  tags: greenway

posted May 3, 2018

How Greenways Work: A Handbook on Ecology

This is a handbook for those private citizens and public officials all over America who are working to create outdoor recreation opportunities and protect wildlife and our environment by establishing corridors of open space called greenways.

  tags: greenway, wildlife and habitat

posted May 3, 2018

Nashville Riverfront Redevelopment Master Plan - Public Meeting Report

The Nashville Riverfront Redevelopment Master Plan relied on citizen input gathered at three public meetings in December 2005 as the basis for a master plan to be created by a professional design team.

  tags: greenway

posted May 3, 2018

New England Greenway Vision Plan

The New England wide vision plan for a network of greenways and green spaces is built on the continuation of a great tradition of planning in New England.

  tags: greenway

posted May 3, 2018

The Evolution of Denver's Platte River Greenway System

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates

A presentation on the emergence and growth of the greenway and open space system in Denver, Co.

  tags: greenway

posted May 3, 2018

The Suwannee River Wilderness Trail

Conceived as an ecotourism destination, the trail enables exploration of the area by canoe or kayak, while providing an economic boost to surrounding rural communities.

  tags: greenway, wildlife and habitat, water trails

posted May 3, 2018

Trail Creates New Regional Asset Along Missouri Riverfront

by American Trails Staff

The objectives of the Missouri Riverfront Trail project are bringing people together, protecting natural resources, and enhancing the wellness and vitality of Platte County citizens and the region.

  tags: greenway


posted Apr 24, 2018

Closing Gaps in the East Coast Greenway

by Chuck Flink with Greenways Incorporated

The ECG Alliance focuses on completing the long-distance system of trails and bike routes.

  tags: greenway

posted Apr 11, 2018

Veterans Park National Recreation Trail, Hoover, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The 4.8-mile trail features a running/walking cross-country course and boardwalk winding through an open field, wetland, and woodlands in the City of Hoover’s newest and largest park.

  tags: shared use, parks, greenway, nature trail, urban trails

posted Apr 3, 2018

Overcoming Opposition and Generating Support for West Ashley Greenway

The City of Charleston leads fundraising efforts is dedicated to involving the community in the West Ashley Greenway project.

  tags: conflict, greenway

posted Apr 3, 2018

Sand Creek Greenway: Trail User Survey Report

A survey on the urban trail through Denver, Commerce City, and Aurora, Colorado, indicated a lot of satisfaction among greenway users as well as suggestions for improvement.

  tags: greenway

posted Mar 29, 2018

James F. Hall National Recreation Trail, Newark, Delaware

by American Trails Staff

The popular cross-town pedestrian and bicycle trail in downtown Newark has an eight-foot wide hard surface and is lighted for 24-hour use.

  tags: shared use, greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 29, 2018

Montevallo Greenway Trail, Montevallo, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The two-mile Montevallo Greenway Trail connects Orr Park, the downtown business district, the University of Montevallo and the University Lake Recreation Area.

  tags: greenway, nature trail

posted Mar 29, 2018

Spokane River Centennial National Recreation Trail, Washington

by American Trails Staff

The trail runs along the Spokane River for 37 miles from the Idaho state line to Nine Mile Falls, Washington. The paved trail is used both for commuting to work and for recreation.

  tags: marketing, urban trails, greenway, nature trail

posted Mar 29, 2018

Swan Creek Greenway National Recreation Trail, Athens, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The Swan Creek Greenway Trail is a 2.3 mile long shaded trail that parallels Swan Creek, offering pedestrians views of gentle rapids, ample wildlife, and lush timberlands. The trail also connects many recreational facilities open to the public.

  tags: greenway, wildlife and habitat, nature trail

posted Mar 29, 2018

Eastern Shore National Recreation Trail, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The Eastern Shore Trail is a dedicated multipurpose trail for pedestrian and non-motorized vehicle use that generally follows the shores of Mobile Bay in South Alabama for 36 miles.

  tags: historic, shared use, greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 29, 2018

Chief Ladiga National Recreation Trail (Jacksonville Section), Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The Chief Ladiga Trail is Alabama’s first extended rails to trails project.

  tags: historic, backcountry, greenway, nature trail

posted Mar 29, 2018

Chief Ladiga National Recreation Trail (Piedmont Section), Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The Chief Ladiga Trail is Alabama’s first extended rails to trails project.

  tags: historic, greenway, nature trail, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail, Austin, Texas

by American Trails Staff

The Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail is one of the most well-used trails in America. Formerly called Town Lake Trail.

  tags: shared use, nature trail, urban trails, wildlife and habitat, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Berg/Animas Trail, Farmington, New Mexico

by American Trails Staff

Animas and Berg Parks are home to a network of trails along the Animas River in Farmington. These trails run along the river’s edges, wind through groves of native cottonwoods, and cross the Animas River by bridge at two points.

  tags: parks, horses and equestrian trails, greenway, nature trail, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Campbell Tract Loop Trail, Anchorage, Alaska

A popular Anchorage trail brings Alaskan wilderness to the city.

  tags: birding, wildlife and habitat, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail, Valley, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The trail traces the path of the Chattahoochee Valley Railway, which was constructed by the West Point Manufacturing Company to serve several cotton mills along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia border.

  tags: art on trails, historic, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Clear Creek Trail, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

by American Trails Staff

This 6.5-mile family-friendly urban trail winds through the scenic Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, providing conservation benefits and recreational opportunities including biking, kayaking and bird watching.

  tags: birding, historic, urban trails, wildlife and habitat, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Congaree River Blue Trail, South Carolina

by American Trails Staff

Starting near Columbia, this 50-mile water trail and greenway ranges from urban adventures to the Coastal Plain with its high bluffs and floodplain habitats.

  tags: greenway, historic, interpretation, water trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Coyote Creek Trail-San Jose Trail Network, California

by American Trails Staff, Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose

Three connecting trails: the Guadalupe River Trail, the Highway 237 Bikeway, and the Coyote Creek Trail North – provide 16.4 miles of recreation opportunity in San Jose.

  tags: greenway, shared use, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Cross Vermont Trail, Vermont

by American Trails Staff

A 75-mile trail and greenway that will span the entire state from Burlington to Newbury, linking 17 communities, 10 village centers, 10 state parks, numerous schools and trail systems.

  tags: greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, North Carolina

by American Trails Staff

The trail features a variety of historic sites, abundant wildlife, and opportunities for biking, fishing, and canoeing.

  tags: birding, historic, wildlife and habitat, canal, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Fort Circle Park National Recreation Trail, Washington, DC

by American Trails Staff

This 7.9-mile rail connects historic forts built to defend the nation's capital during the Civil War.

  tags: historic, parks, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Fort Mandan Nature & History Trail, North Dakota

by American Trails Staff

An interpretive and wildlife site along the Lewis and Clark Trail.

  tags: nature trail, greenway, snow

posted Mar 27, 2018

Guadalupe River Trail-San Jose Trail Network, California

by American Trails Staff, Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose

Three connecting trails: the Guadalupe River Trail, the Highway 237 Bikeway, and the Coyote Creek Trail North – provide 16.4 miles of recreation opportunity in San Jose.

  tags: greenway, shared use, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Heritage Rail Trail County Park, Pennsylvania

by American Trails Staff

Traversing York County to the Maryland border, this 19-mile multi-use trail provides an integral link in a statewide trails system and epitomizes the concept of a close-to-home trail experience, but has regional, State, and national significance as well.

  tags: shared use, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Highlands Plateau Greenway, Highlands, North Carolina

by American Trails Staff

Located in Highlands, North Carolina, the 5-mile network of walking trails connects natural areas and historic sites. Straddling the Eastern Continental Divide in a temperate rain forest, the area boasts the highest floral and faunal diversity in North America.

  tags: greenway, nature trail, urban trails, youth corps

posted Mar 27, 2018

Highway 237 Bikeway Trail-San Jose Trail Network, California

by American Trails Staff, Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose

Three connecting trails: the Guadalupe River Trail, the Highway 237 Bikeway, and the Coyote Creek Trail North – provide 16.4 miles of recreation opportunity in San Jose.

  tags: greenway, shared use, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Historic Champlain Canalway Trail, Town of Halfmoon, New York

by American Trails Staff

The Town of Halfmoon manages a six-mile segment, bordered by farm fields, wetlands and wood lots, of the 58-mile Canalway Trail corridor, which runs along historic towpaths from Waterford to Whitehall.

  tags: historic, shared use, canal, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Lions Park National Recreation Trail, Temple, Texas

by American Trails Staff

Given its artistic features, hilltop vistas, and recreational facilities, it is easy to see why this 2-mile walking trail is so popular with Temple residents of all ages.

  tags: nature trail, greenway, parks

posted Mar 27, 2018

Mon River-Caperton-Deckers Creek Trails, West Virginia

by American Trails Staff

This 46-mile rail-trail system links urban and rural communities in three counties and acts as a low-impact recreation corridor, alternative transportation route, community green space, outdoor classroom, and natural and cultural heritage park.

  tags: historic, shared use, greenway, snow

posted Mar 27, 2018

Mountains to Sea Trail, Orange County, California

by American Trails Staff

This 22-mile urban nature reserve and bikeway starts in Weir Canyon and travels through six jurisdictions, enabling trail users to experience the diversity of the 50,000-acre Irvine Ranch Land Reserve.

  tags: shared use, wilderness, greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

North Augusta Greeneway, North Augusta, South Carolina

by American Trails Staff

Named after former Mayor Thomas W. Greene, this rail trail links neighborhoods and parks.

  tags: greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Ohio & Erie Canalway - Congressman Ralph Regula Trail, Ohio

by American Trails Staff

The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a national heritage area – a park that includes the Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway, and Ohio & Erie Canalway Byway.

  tags: historic, shared use, canal, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

The American Tobacco Trail, North Carolina

by American Trails Staff

The American Tobacco Trail is a 22.6-mile long Rails-to-Trails project located in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, running along an abandoned railroad bed originally built for the American Tobacco Company in the 1970s.

  tags: greenway, historic

posted Mar 27, 2018

The Village of Bluffton Pathway, Ohio

by American Trails Staff

Woods and parks line this neighborhood trail.

  tags: shared use, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pennsylvania

by American Trails Staff

This urban rail-trail parallels the riverbanks in the Pittsburgh area for about 21 miles, often on both sides of the rivers, and offering a spectacular view of the city.

  tags: greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie to Highland, New York

by American Trails Staff

Walkway Over the Hudson opening celebration spanned the weekend of October 2-4, 2009. The noted historic structure also adds to the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of the valley.

  tags: bridges, historic, greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Bartram National Recreation Trail, J. Strom Thurmond Lake, Georgia

by American Trails Staff

Located at J. Strom Thurmond Dam & Lake Project on the Gaorgia-South Carolina border, the 27-mile long Bartram Trail is designed for mountain biking with easier sections as well as fast single track challenges.

  tags: mountain biking, wildlife and habitat, fitness, greenway, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Cardinal Greenway National Recreation Trail, Indiana

by American Trails Staff

This 30-mile long rail trail is the state's longest linear park.

  tags: greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Cross Island National Recreation Trail, Maryland

by American Trails Staff

The trail links communities and scenic natural areas on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

  tags: shared use, backcountry, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Delphi Historic National Recreation Trail, Indiana

Trails have been integrated into this historic community using canal towpaths, stream corridors, and abandoned railroads.

  tags: historic, tourism, volunteers, canal, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, Florida

by American Trails Staff

One of the busiest trails in the nation, this 47-mile multi-use rail-trail is seen as a green jewel in the midst of the state's most highly urbanized county.

  tags: shared use, water trails, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Gary L. Haller National Recreation Trail, Kansas

by American Trails Staff

Johnson County, Kansas, manages the 17.5-mile trail which begins in Olathe and continues north through Lenexa and Shawnee. The scenic, multi-use route was one of the first major trail facilities completed in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

  tags: historic, interpretation, shared use, greenway, nature trail, urban trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

General Dacey National Recreation Trail, Shelbyville, Illinois

by American Trails Staff

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the six-mile multi-purpose trail that connects Lake Shelbyville and Forrest Park with the City of Shelbyville, IL.

  tags: greenway, shared use, fitness, nature trail, snow

posted Mar 26, 2018

Grand Forks National Recreation Trail, North Dakota and Minnesota

by American Trails Staff

The Greater Grand Forks Greenway Trail connects the two cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota

  tags: shared use, partnerships, fitness, greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Great Western National Recreation Trail, Iowa

by American Trails Staff

A key connection between urban Des Moines and the surrounding rural landscape, this 16.5-mile scenic rail-trail offers trail users the opportunity to journey through Iowa history.

  tags: historic, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Hackensack River Greenway, New Jersey

by American Trails Staff

The Greenway is a 3.5 mile pedestrian walkway and nature trail along the Hackensack River.

  tags: nature trail, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Housatonic River Walk, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

by American Trails Staff

River Walk was created by community volunteers, and maintained to allow public access to the Housatonic River and to reclaim its banks for the benefit of wildlife and people.

  tags: birding, greenway, interpretation, wildlife and habitat, urban trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Kohl Park Hiking Trail, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

by American Trails Staff

Milwaukee County's Kohl Park is a partnership with local scout troops and other volunteers.

  tags: shared use, urban trails, volunteers, fitness, greenway, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Viewing Trail, Stevensville, Montana

by American Trails Staff

150,000 visitors per year use the Wildlilfe Viewing Trail and the adjacent Auto Tour Route on the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.

  tags: birding, preservation, wildlife and habitat, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, Florida

by American Trails Staff

The Cross Florida Greenway retains many of the historical remnants of the former Cross Florida Barge Canal. A growing number of recreational and interpretive opportunities are available along the greenway.

  tags: greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

North Bay National Recreation Trail, St. Petersburg, Florida

by American Trails Staff

The North Bay Trail is a multi-use recreational path that runs along the spectacular waterfront of St. Petersburg, Florida.

  tags: wildlife and habitat, fitness, greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Paint Creek Trail, Oakland County, Michigan

by American Trails Staff

A popular community trail through natural areas in southeast Michigan. Designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2006.

  tags: historic, wildlife and habitat, greenway, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Prairie Creek Greenway, Platte City, Missouri

by American Trails Staff

Prairie Creek Greenway, a 3.8 mile, 10' wide asphalt trail for pedestrians and bicyclists, meanders through Platte County’s 120-acre greenway south of Platte City.

  tags: greenway, fitness

posted Mar 26, 2018

Rend Lake National Recreation Trail, Illinois

by American Trails Staff

In addition to providing hiking, biking, and fishing opportunities, this meandering trail extends over 19 miles of Southern Illinois lakeside terrain.

  tags: fitness, greenway, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Rivergreenway, Fort Wayne and New Haven, Indiana

by American Trails Staff

This 23-mile linear park within the cities of Fort Wayne and New Haven in Allen County, IN is located along the banks of the St. Marys, St. Joseph, and Maumee Rivers.

  tags: shared use, greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

South Creek Greenway National Recreation Trail, Springfield, Missouri

by American Trails Staff

The eight-mile paved linear park runs through the middle of Springfield, Missouri. It's used for biking, walking, running, enjoying nature close to home, and commuting without a car to work or school.

  tags: greenway, urban trails, fitness

posted Mar 26, 2018

Summerset National Recreation Trail, Iowa

by American Trails Staff

A 12-mile rail trail through rolling hills, river bottom wetlands, and remnant prairies of central Iowa.

  tags: birding, shared use, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail, Florida

by American Trails Staff

Sixteen miles of the rail trail are managed by the Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways & Trails. It runs due south from the main Tallahassee trailhead near Capital Circle (US 319) southeast, to the coastal town of St. Marks.

  tags: greenway, historic

posted Mar 26, 2018

Weiser River National Recreation Trail, Idaho

by American Trails Staff

The 85-mile rail trail between Weiser and New Meadows passes through desert canyons, evergreen forests, alpine meadows, and small towns. Highlights of the trail are the historic trestles and abundant wildlife.

  tags: backcountry, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Wolf River Greenway Trail, Memphis, Tennessee

by American Trails Staff

The Wolf River Greenway Trail is a 1.67 mile long paved, shaded trail that parallels the Wolf River. It provides pedestrians and bikers with views of the river and several ponds, wildlife habitat, and lush timberlands.

  tags: greenway, shared use

posted Mar 13, 2018

Greenway Proximity Study: A Look at Four Neighbourhoods in Surrey, BC

The purpose of this study is to determine if single-family sites that border upon a greenway are influenced economically by their proximity to the greenway.

  tags: greenway

posted Mar 13, 2018

Benefits of Greenways: A Pennsylvania Study

The Benefits of Pennsylvania Greenways Report will be used as a foundation for future communication and outreach efforts focusing on educating the general public regarding the benefits that are, and will continue to be provided by Pennsylvania greenways.

  tags: greenway, case study

posted Mar 13, 2018

Detroit Greenways Study: Building the Riverfront Greenway

The vision of a continuous greenway along the Detroit River seemed like a dream only a few years ago. But today, communities and businesses in Greater Detroit are redefining their relationship to the river and championing linked greenways along its entire length.

  tags: greenway

posted Mar 13, 2018

Greenway Planning, Criteria, and Strategies for Implementation

Greenways provide numerous and diverse benefits to local municipalities and their residents. This plan focuses on the economic, ecological, recreational, social, and transportation benefits of greenways.

  tags: greenway

posted Mar 13, 2018

Pennsylvania Greenways - An Action Plan for Creating Connections

This plan is designed to provide a coordinated and strategic approach to creating connections through the establishment of greenways.

  tags: greenway

posted Mar 13, 2018

Rochester's Natural Connection: the Genesee Riverway Trail

A 3,572-foot-long bridge links city residents to nature along the Genesee Riverway Trail in Rochester, NY.

  tags: greenway

posted Mar 13, 2018

Sand Creek Greenway is a Trail through Industrial Landscape

by Mark Wilcox with American Society of Landscape Architects

Sand Creek in Commerce City, Colorado, is a trail within an active industrial corridor that includes petroleum refineries, chemical plants, irrigation ditches, and gravel mining operations.

  tags: greenway, partnerships

posted Mar 13, 2018

The Midtown Greenway and the Social Landscape of Minneapolis, MN

An examination of a new piece of infrastructure that represents an emerging urban form poised to potentially revitalize, reorganize and reshape American cities.

  tags: greenway

posted Mar 13, 2018

Trails and Greenways for Livable Communities

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.

  tags: greenway

posted Mar 5, 2018

Maintenance Checklist for Greenways and Urban Trails

by Jed Wagner with Denver Parks and Recreation Department

Denver has 130 miles of paved trails, open 24 hours a day and maintained for year-round use. Snow removal begins at 5 a.m. after winter storms.

  tags: greenway, urban trails, maintenance

posted Feb 19, 2018

The South Platte River Greenway

An overview of the history of greenway development along the South Platte River.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, greenway

posted Jan 19, 2018

Ten Reasons to Consider a Trail or Greenway in Your Next Project

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates, Jeff Vogel with DHM Design

Communities benefit in many ways from well-planned greenways and trails.

  tags: urban trails, greenway

posted Apr 11, 2018

New York to build the Empire State Trail, the largest state multi-use trail in the nation

The 750-mile trail will provide new opportunities for hiking and biking along scenic vistas and through charming, historic communities, driving tourism and economic activity across New York.

  tags: greenway

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