Water Quality Improvement
Many developments in our region have limited walkability and leave people with no choice but to drive, even for short distances. Americans are willing to walk up to 2 miles and bike up to 5 according to surveys by the Federal Highway Administration. A network of greenways provides alternative transportation for people to travel in an efficient, safer, and healthier way. By reducing vehicle trips pollution is greatly reduced. Additionally, trails help to promote the growth of trees in an area, providing cleaner air for residents.