Greenways

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Rather than widening highways can we possibly find ways to provide people commuting alternatives that have a win-win-win situation? Can greenways be a way to promote health, alleviate traffic and pollution?

Greenways have been established in some cities and regions around the country and in some areas of Europe.

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Greenways allow citizens to commute and enjoy nature as they also promote their own physical health.

Greenways seem to add to the socio-ecological value of a city. They may save city governments and employers money as people improve their health. They may alleviate traffic congestion and reduce the ratio of car accidents.

Resources:

How to get a greenway?
http://www.co.st-lucie.fl.us/greenways/how-do-we-get-greenways.htm

Tampa greenway plan
http://www.tampagov.net/dept_parks/trails/master_plan.asp

UK greenway planning and other resources
http://www.countryside.gov.uk/LAR/Recreation/Greenways/index.asp

City of Knoxville TN
http://www.ci.knoxville.tn.us/greenways/

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