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

Definition of greenway

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

Examples of greenway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Upper Manhattan, the greenway ends at Dyckman Street, and a little urban adventure — complete with iffy signage and rutted roads — begins. New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021 To be sure, the greenway trails system has been a model for how government programs should work. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Oct. 2021 The trail runs through the 7,000-acre greenway, which at its completion is expected to stretch over 40 miles and encompass more than 12,000 acres, according to the Bayou Land Conservancy. Nushin Huq, Chron, 1 Oct. 2021 This is the most urban of the greenway systems, passing through some of the city’s most populous and poorest neighborhoods. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Oct. 2021 The Rotary Trail also came in 2016, and that short-half mile was another turning point for downtown, introducing greenway connectivity. David Sher, al, 15 Aug. 2021 The chairman of the local linear creeks committee believes the greenway system should at some point expand its operating hours to accommodate night riding, particularly as the city grows and becomes recognized as a destination for cyclists. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Mar. 2021 The Re-Wind team from the University College Cork is using three 40-foot blades from a wind farm in Belfast to create part of a pedestrian greenway. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 July 2021 Her New York firm’s projects include natural breakwaters for the southern shore of Staten Island; a 125-mile greenway along metropolitan Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River; and a Mississippi River park in Memphis. Washington Post, 7 July 2021

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First Known Use of greenway

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Greenway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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