Tips On Creating Urban Greenways

More and more U.S. cities and suburbs are creating greenways or linear parks which create new challenges and enormous benefits.

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August 25, 2000, 8:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

Despite the major challenges greenways pose in city planning: jurisdictional overlap; property owners' fear of crime and vandalism; and funding problems, greenways are popping up nationwide with the help of innovative approaches such as land trusts and grassroots citizens groups. Greenways can take many forms. Some well-known examples include the greenbelt that encloses London, boulevards with landscaped medians like Eastern and Ocean Parkways in Brooklyn, New York, which connect Prospect Park with outlying neighborhoods, and riverside parks like Rock Creek Park, which runs from downtown Washington, D.C., to suburban Maryland.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2000 in Planning Magazine


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