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Encyclopedia > Greenway (landscape)

The term greenway was coined by taking the "green" from green belt and adding it to the "way" from parkway. While this would imply that greenways have something in common with both its semantic parents, books and articles on greenways have changed and developed its meaning. Often applied to railroad rights-of-way which fall into disuse and are converted to public use,[1] greenways are: For other uses of the word Greenbelt, see Greenbelt (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Parkway (disambiguation). ... A right-of-way (plural: rights-of-way) is an easement or strip of land granted to a railroad company upon which to build a railroad. ...

  • Vegetated
  • Linear routes
  • Multi-purpose

These are often converted into a long-distance path or trail for cyclists, walkers, and riders such as the Trans Canada Trail, the East Coast Greenway in America, the Vías Verdes in Spain, or the EuroVelo cycle routes and the European Greenways Association routes throughout Europe. In New York City, the High Line project broke ground in April, 2006. Trail in BC Trans Canada Trail pavilion in Fredericton, New Brunswick The Trans Canada Trail is a proposed 18 078 km-long trail in Canada. ... The East Coast Greenway, or ECG, is a project to create a 2,600-mile urban path linking the major cities along the Atlantic coast of the United States, from Maine to Florida for non-motorized human transportation. ... Map of EuroVelo bicycle routes EuroVelo, the European cycle route network, is a project of the European Cyclists Federation to develop 12 long-distance cycle routes crossing the whole continent of Europe. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The southern end of the High Line on Washington Street in the Gansevoort Market Historic District A portion of the High Line running through Chelsea Market (15th Street and 10th Avenue) which connects to an adjacent building. ...

Other locations

The Capital Area Greenbelt is a 20 mile (32 km) long green belt around urbanized portions of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, linking many city neighborhoods, parks and open spaces. ... Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area    - City 26. ... The East Coast Greenway, or ECG, is a project to create a 2,600-mile urban path linking the major cities along the Atlantic coast of the United States, from Maine to Florida for non-motorized human transportation. ... The Ohlone Greenway is a pedestrian and bicycle path in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... The Greenway is made up of 2,200 acres bordering the Red River and Red Lake River in the twin cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota (commonly called Greater Grand Forks). ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... The Greenway is a footpath and cycle way constructed over the structure of the Northern Outfall Sewer in East London. ... The Midtown Greenway is a paved bicycle trail running east-west through the middle of Minneapolis. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... The Rose Kennedy Greenway is located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... The South East London Green Chain is a linked system of open spaces between the River Thames and Crystal Palace Park in London, England. ...

See also

For other uses of the word Greenbelt, see Greenbelt (disambiguation). ... Central Park, like all parks, is an example of landscape architecture. ... Landscape planning is a branch of landscape architecture. ... This is a partial list of municipal parks in the United States. ... The Country of London Park System, planned by Patrick Abercrombie in 1943-4 A park system, also known as an open space system, is a network of open spaces which are connected by public walkways, bridleways or cycleways. ... For the Korean family name Park, see Korean name. ... A Central Park landscape An urban park, also known as a municipal park, is a park that is built in cities mostly to reduce air pollution and as a place to relax. ...


  1. ^ East Boston Greenway


  • Smith, Daniel S. & Hellmund, Paul Cawood. (1993) Ecology of Greenways : Design and Function of Linear Conservation Areas. University of Minnesota Press
  • Fabos, Julius Gy. and Ahern, Jack (Eds.) (1995) Greenways : The Beginning of an International Movement, Elsevier Press
  • Little, Charles E. Greenways for America (1990) Johns Hopkins University Press

External links

  • UK government agency website on greenways
  • Essay on greenway planning and design
  • European Greenways Association
  • Vías Verdes in

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The Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Mainline Canal Greenway™ was conceived out of the opportunity for connectivity and identity as a unifying initiative, capitalizing on the readiness of groups throughout the corridor to create recreation, heritage, and environmental projects consistent with their organization's mission and vision.
The Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Mainline Canal Greenway™ is representative of the diversity of trails.
The Greenway, or Mainline Canal Corridor™, is designed to maximize the promotional, economic, and environmental viability of its rich natural and community resources by highlighting the unifying historical context of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal.
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Greenways do not just promise open space for the sake of the city but are themselves a response to the overwhelming development in American cities that has crowded out the possibility for not only the large urban pleasure grounds of Olmsted and Vaux, but the sandlots of Joseph Lee.
This pioneer greenway consisted of four miles of trails and bikeways, soccer fields, a boardwalk, and a lake to be stocked for fishing.
Built or not, greenways are the alternative under consideration at the close of this century and are subject to the same factors of human agency and landscape ideology as previous species of green space.
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