Green Communities Research Center

Greenways

Greenways — linear open spaces often containing trails and paths — provide important benefits to cities. They provide water resource protection and pollution abatement, riparian habitat, flood mitigation, and carbon sequestration. They can also be a great resource for bicycling, jogging, and other recreational opportunities.

The Little Sugar Creek Greenway case study provides an example of a greenway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Also see the City Parks Forum for other resources that contain information on greenways.