green·​way | \ ˈgrēn-ˌwā How to pronounce greenway (audio) \

Definition of greenway

: a corridor of undeveloped land preserved for recreational use or environmental protection

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Metro purchased the property in 1996 to redevelop into a natural area and extend an existing greenway. oregonlive, "Portland City council votes to fund cleanup plan on superfund site," 12 Sep. 2019 Together, these organizations have preserved nearly half of Block Island’s land with the vision of creating a greenway that extends across the island. Vogue, "What’s Old Is New Again on Block Island," 14 Aug. 2019 In bike paths, in bridges, in pedestrian walks, in roads, in greenways, in public transportation. Edward Fitzpatrick,, "DOT disputes critics who say it slashed bike and pedestrian budget," 13 Aug. 2019 Relatives also told law enforcement that the family was homeless and would camp along a greenway in Medford. Washington Post, "Montana searchers find body of missing Oregon child," 28 July 2019 Relatives also told law enforcement that the family was homeless and would camp along the greenway in Medford. Fox News, "Montana searchers find remains believed to be missing Oregon boy, 2, FBI says," 29 July 2019 Relatives told law enforcement that the family was homeless and would camp along the greenway in Medford. Washington Post, "Off-duty officer slain at L.A. taco stand," 28 July 2019 West Creek Conservancy establishes trails and greenways to link people and neighborhoods providing recreational opportunities for residents and visitors of Northeast Ohio while helping to conserve greenspace and manage stormwater. John Benson,, "West Creek Conservancy wins 2019 ‘Outstanding Support Organization’ award," 24 July 2019 Denver Parks and Recreation also decided to allow scooters onto greenways like the Cherry Creek Trail under a temporary rule. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "Love them or hate them, scooters are staying in Denver," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of greenway

1965, in the meaning defined above

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to make a temporary encampment

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