Benefits

Benefits of a Greenway Network


Mobility.jpgMobility

Creates a high-quality, non-motorized transportation network suitable for people of all ages and abilities

Connects people and neighborhoods to transit, jobs, parks, and open space

Reduces car congestion with increased mobility options that are safe and fun 

 

 

Equity.jpgEquity

Connects low-income and geographically-isolated communities to economic opportunities through increased transportation options

Increases access to recreational opportunities for under-served communities

 

 


Health.pngHealth: People and Environment

Contributes to improved physical health as people walk, run, ride, skate and push strollers

Improves air quality and mental health and well-being with access to trees and green space

Mitigates climate change and restores natural systems with street trees, green storm water management and reduced car emissions

 

economy.jpgEconomy

Connects housing, jobs and investment with a low-cost transportation solution 

Attracts new economy employers and talent with a 21st century urban recreation and transportation system