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Green Infrastructure - Support Development of Regional Trails and Greenways Network
Support Development of Trails and Greenway Network
Trails and greenways that serve as connector elements are important to the green infrastructure vision. Trails and greenways are essentially links that join together larger core areas of open space. West Michigan already has an active trails and greenways coalition that has been working for several years on the development of a trails and greenways plan for west Michigan. They have identified over 500 miles of priority regional connector trails for development over the next several decades.
Trails and greenways serve several purposes, including:
Creating corridors that allow animal migration between
cores of open space
- Creating means of non-motorized access to green spaces
Creating connectivity between communities
Existing Trail System in West Michigan
Develop a 25 year plan to complete a minimum of 500 miles of new regional connector trails and greenways in West Michigan.
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