Great Greenways, Part 1

Oct 3, 2011 by

As you might have heard, Friends of Glen Providence Park is supporting the development of a greenway across the Third Street Bridge. A greenway is a pedestrian and bicycle path, usually closed to motor vehicles, that maintains or enhances a parklike setting with vegetation and open space.

What’s so great about a greenway? Check out this video that explores Minneapolis’ greenway and see how it makes commuting easier, increases property values, adds revenue to businesses and increases access to healthy outdoor pursuits. While the Glen Providence Greenway would be much smaller in scale, we might expect some similar benefits.


Minneapolis’ Midtown Greenway: Good for Biz, Good for Bikes. from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

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  1. Chris

    This is a great idea! I can imagine no cars at all with the ability for emergency vehicles to make it through just in case. Given everyone’s familiarity with the Orange St access to Media, I am hoping not many people actually use this potential gateway. But if it were more of a greenspace, imagine the additional uses we could get out of the park? It would certainly feel more inviting and open.

  2. shannon

    Yes, a greenway would keep that corridor between Broomall’s Lake and Glen Providence Park a park. A very different, but potentially very appealing, gateway to Media.

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