Case Study: Green River, Wyoming

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the City of Green River, Wyo., began construction on the Greenbelt Pathways and Trail System. The goal of the system is to encourage citizens to be physically active while providing an easy and environmentally-friendly way to move about the city with minimal to no contact with vehicular traffic. The trail has been extended each year since its construction, thereby connecting more schools, businesses and neighborhoods. With the use of vacant land that sits atop an underground pipeline, the city is constructing a new pathway that will improve both the functionality and the aesthetics of the land by increasing pedestrian accessibility to several schools and other community destinations.

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