Greenways

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The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in suburban Atlanta is growing by 55 acres with the acquisition of a key riverfront property in Gwinett County, The Trust for Public Land and the National Park Service announced today.

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Despite its notoriously wet winters and some seriously steep hills, Seattle is a two-wheeled triumph: its residents commute by bike at a rate six times higher than the national average.

That’s thanks in part to dedicated greenways like the Burke-Gilman Trail, an old rail line that the...

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The Trust for Public Land announced today that it has received a $50,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation to help extend The Legacy Trail into downtown Sarasota.

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From the door of her apartment, Artyene Wilson can see the sparkling expanse of Lake Erie stretching away to the horizon. “You can’t beat the view,” she says. “On a sunny day our water is so beautiful and blue.”

For Wilson and the other tenants at Lakeview Estates—an aptly named public...

Ke Alahula - a familiar or well-worn path

Imagine a 30-plus-mile multiuse path along O‘ahu’s South Shore connecting Waikiki to West O‘ahu that would provide some 600,000 residents with easy access to the island's shorelines and green spaces; a path where hikers, bikers, walkers, and runners could exercise and connect with nature in and around Oʻahu’s urban coastal neighborhoods.

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It’s 2 o’clock on a hot summer afternoon. You’re getting ready to meet some friends at the park for a game of basketball. Which t-shirt would you grab from the closet?

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The Trust for Public Land’s report Connecting and Strengthening Communities: The Economic Benefits of Great Rivers Greenway demonstrates the success of the network of greenways in generating social and economic benefits.

The report includes three analyses that provide a benchmark of Great Rivers Greenway’s success in meeting its objective of generating social and economic benefits. The first analysis provides an in-depth look at the network of greenways and the communities served to identify areas in need of additional greenway access. The second analysis looks at the extent to which completed greenways enhance the value of the residential properties that are located in proximity to these assets. The third analysis provides information on how the network of greenways enhances quality of life, attracts employees and employers, and improves economic opportunity.

The fact sheet summary highlights the three analyses that benchmark Great Rivers Greenway's accomplishments. 

 

American flag flying in front of mountains
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Protecting land brings all kinds of people together—in our work across the country, we’ve seen creative collaborations between everyone from hikers and birders to utility districts and railroads. But there’s one type of conservationist you might find especially surprising: military bases. ...

Historical photo of workers building an elevated rail-line in Chicago
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Can you believe it’s only been a year since the opening of The 606? Already, this one-of-a-kind park and trail has made a name for itself in Chicago—connecting neighborhoods, snagging awards, and transforming the commute for pedestrians and cyclists...

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The latest addition to Chattanooga's greenway system is by no means the longest we've completed. But if you ask the neighbors who turned up for the grand opening, they'll tell you this stretch of trail's got something that matters more than mileage: a bridge, linking the...

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