Greenways, introduced at the turn of the century, are open-space corridors reserved for recreational use or environmental
preservation that connect urban centers. Most greenways can be found along rivers, across ridgelines and along other scenic
or historic routes. These spaces often have hiking or multi-use trails, which help link Roanoke’s natural beauty to its charming
neighborhoods and vibrant downtown.
What is there to do on a greenway? You can always take a walk or go for a run, of course, but there are actually a lot of other
ways to spice up your greenway experience. You might bike to your favorite restaurant or shop, have a picnic with your friends
and family, fly a kite, watch nature, fish, play with your dogs or learn in-line skating.Your group could volunteer to "Adopt-a-Greenway"
section to help keep the space clean and enjoyable. Whatever you're into, greenways improve the quality of life in Roanoke, not
only for human users, but for the plant and animal populations that call these areas home.