Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #923- April 23, 2018

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To make a greenway … is to make a community. And that, above all else, is what the movement is all about.

—CHARLES LITTLE, Greenways for America, 1990


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #882- March 13, 2018

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The ‘linkage of urban and rural spaces’: this is what makes the greenway idea so fresh and compelling.

—CHARLES LITTLE, Greenways for America, 1990


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #879- March 10, 2018

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.…if you take a syllable from each of these terms—green from greenbelt and way from parkway, the general idea of greenway emerges: a natural, green way based on protected linear corridors which will improve environmental quality and provide for outdoor recreation.

—CHARLES LITTLE, Greenways for America, 1990


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #842- Feb 1, 2018

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Anatomically, greenways are long and skinny yet they can get fat when they go through a park. Emotionally, they return to a town the ‘front porch’ socializing rudely taken away by the car. Morally, they can stand as hometown environmental monuments for future generations. Greenways deserve to be anthropomorphized, for they’re the country’s healthiest brainchild since the conception of national parks.

—ANNE LUSK, Vermont Greenway Advocate, 1990


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #800- Dec 21, 2017

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Greenways are popular now for some very good and lasting reasons. They remind us that our urban environment is not just a fume-choked freeway or boulevard of billboards.

We may go out of our way to despise the city rather than see it as our own habitat, however unnatural. Here we work, consume, sleep—but we also grow, play, and learn. Few of us live near the rainforests or Arctic wilderness that attract so much environmental attention. We experience our lives as urban people—by the year 2000, over 80% of Americans will live in cities or suburban areas. And yet there is wildness, if not Wilderness by bureaucratic designation, in our urban areas.

As conservationists, greenways, as places where the natural world lives in the midst of cities, deserve more of our attention. Most of us have an image of a greenway as a river plus a trail. Those are the typical ingredients in greenway systems—some as large and complex as the Hudson River, others as small as the nameless creek through a townhouse project. Other greenway corridors include road and utility rights-of-way, abandoned rail lines, drainageways and canals.

All these combine the natural with the industrial, provide recreation and wildlife habitat, and link utilities and living streams. In short, greenways are linear parks that borrow the power in our minds of the River, the Forest, and the Journey.

The importance of greenways lies in this diversity. While greenways provide some very tangible benefits to the urban world, they also make appealing environmental projects….

—STUART MACDONALD, Greenways: Preserving our Urban Environment, Trilogy, 1991


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #758- Nov 9, 2017

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….[The greenway story] is the story of a remarkable citizen-led movement to get us out of our cars and into the landscape—on paths and trails through corridors of green that can link city to country and people to nature….

—CHARLES LITTLE, Greenways for America, 1990


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #714 – Sept 26, 2017

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Greenways are ‘the paths to the future’ as they link people to the outdoors. They meet an ever growing need, a need to leave the hectic city (if only for a moment) and to experience earth beneath your feet and fresh air in your lungs—to feel life and to feel alive.

—VICTORIA LOGUE, Backpacking in the ‘90s, 1995


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #711 – Sept 23, 2017

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A practical working definition for greenways is: a landscape linkage designed to connect open spaces to form protected corridors that follow natural and man-made terrain features and embrace ecological, cultural, and recreational amenities where applicable.

—KEITH HAY, Greenways and Biodiversity, Landscape Linkages and Biodiversity, 1991


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #668 – Aug 11, 2017

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If the greenway movement can help us get back a bit of honest natural beauty and our heritage of historic place, we shall owe it much.

—CHARLES LITTLE, Greenways for America, 1990


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #622 – June 26, 2017

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A highway takes your car to the country, a greenway your mind.

—CHARLES LITTLE, Greenways for America, 1990


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