Monday, April 28, 2008

What is a Greenway?

WalkBikeBerks is working to support the Berks County Planning Commission and their Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

On May 13 at 7:00
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The Berks County Planning Commission's Michael Golembiewski and Lorri Lencheski will discuss how local communities can incorporate the Berks County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan into Subdivision and Land Development.

Please join WalkBikeBerks before May 13 so that you are able to attend this special event.

What is a Greenway?
The word "greenway" means different things to different people. Since the 19th century, "greenway" has been used to describe a variety of linear corridors across the land that conserve natural areas and provide people with recreation and transportation opportunities. Often greenways are associated with off-road trails, such as the Appalachian Trail or the Pine Creek Rail-Trail, although not all greenways include trails.
There is a growing national movement to promote greenways, especially since 1987 when the President's Commission on American Outdoors recommended establishing a national greenways network. A greenways network is similar to a roadway network, which connects all kinds of destinations through a linear system. However, a greenways network is designed for recreation, conservation, and smart land use - a network for people, nature, and "livable" communities.
Greenways are often established and managed through partnerships between municipalities, counties, and non-profit organizations. Pennsylvania's statewide Greenways Program was established by the Governor in 2001 to promote and support the many local and regional greenway efforts in all 67 counties. The vision is to create a network of greenways throughout the Commonwealth, with a greenway in every community by 2020.

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