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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File photo Mecklenburg has a history of making bold plans for greenways, only to fall short. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Mecklenburg wanted to build 129 miles of greenways by 2018. It hasn't even come close.," 1 June 2018 Huntsville plans to include recreational facilities and greenways as part of its infrastructure package for Toyota-Mazda. Paul Gattis,, "Could 4,000 Toyota-Mazda jobs turn into 16,000 jobs in Huntsville?," 10 Jan. 2018 Ridership is measured at only 12 locations where the city has installed bike counters on neighborhood greenways, multiuse trails, protected bike lanes and at the Fremont Bridge. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "What we can learn from Seattle’s bike-counter data," 19 Aug. 2018 That’s also the case with neighborhood greenways — residential streets optimized for bicycles — which tallied the lowest ridership numbers. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "What we can learn from Seattle’s bike-counter data," 19 Aug. 2018 The El Paseo Trail, a proposed path and greenway that would connect these traditionally Latinx neighborhoods, is still in very early stages. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Can high-profile park projects, catalysts for development, play nice with neighboring communities?," 17 July 2018 Nelle Fortenberry, who rides her bicycle nearly every day on the greenway where the attack occurred, takes comfort from the barriers that city and state officials installed along the path after the attack. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "A Year After the Hudson Greenway Terror Attack, Lives and Landscapes Are Altered," 30 Oct. 2018 Old industrial sites and brownfield areas along the river are being redeveloped into parks, greenways and golf courses, allowing more public access. Michigan Wildlife Council, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit River back on the recreational map," 26 Apr. 2018 Commissioners said they weren't swayed by the views, but rather by the encroachment on the public greenway. Elliot Njus,, "Portland City Council reopens door for Pearl District apartment building opposed by neighbors," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of greenway

1965, in the meaning defined above

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