green·​way | \ˈgrēn-ˌwā \

Definition of greenway 

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

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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 However, on May 19, the Dequindre Cut — a two mile greenway that stretches from Eastern Market to the Detroit Riverwalk — will be open for an urban overnight camping experience. Omar Abdel-baqui, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's Dequindre Cut to host overnight camping event," 12 Apr. 2018 Construction of a bike path between Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College that links to the city's growing network of bike lanes and greenways, including the Dequindre Cut, is expected to begin this summer. Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's showcase neighborhood project falls a year behind schedule," 3 July 2018 This system would provide not only hundreds of additional acres of linear parks but also transportation corridors throughout the county to other parks, as many are located along these greenways. Ed Barnhart - Special To The Observer Editorial Board, charlotteobserver, "Embarrassing: Charlotte is at the bottom of another study," 4 June 2018 Fund construction of a Mobile greenway along the course of Three Mile Creek -- $10 million. Lawrence Specker,, "Comment period open on $192 million in coastal grants," 22 Apr. 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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