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Greenways are linear parks which preserve undeveloped ribbons of natural habitat, usually through urban areas. Greenways typically follow stream corridors or abandoned railroad rights-of-way. Hard surfaced paths with minimal grade provide access to walkers, runners, bicyclists, in-line skaters, wheelchairs and baby strollers.
Greenways… promote family-oriented recreation, fitness and alternative transportation in a safe setting. Provide habitat for wildlife and serve as islands of nature in urban areas. Improve water quality by protecting crucial floodplains from destructive development.