Westwood Via Verde
The Westwood Via Verde is a project of Cool Connected Westwood (CCW), a coalition of partners dedicated to working collaboratively with Westwood residents to realize community-prioritized changes to the places where people live, work, and play in Westwood. The Westwood Via Verde is the vision of the community and represents a transformational neighborhood-scale project that will result in a vibrant and connected system of multibenefit green infrastructure to improve water quality, increase tree canopy, and support community empowerment and job creation.
The Via Verde is a network of existing green spaces and potential new spaces such as neighborhood bikeways, green streets, parks and enhanced alleys. Westwood has a high need for improved walkability and bikability, stormwater quality, and tree canopy. This neighborhood greenway project presents opportunities for strategic and innovative approaches to green infrastructure and will deliver additional benefits, such as improved health through enhanced active recreation and connectivity.