The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Planning and Environmental Impact Design: from EIA to EID
Chapter: Chapter 4 Public open space POS

Greenways as greenways

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Quiet restful greenways 

Greenways, when green in mood, are calming. They appeal to the body and the mind, without being too exciting. The classic way of providing this experience is with rich vegetation. If there is a field layer, herb layer and tree layer, the place is likely to be more satisfying. Greenways can be used as ducts, to bring fresh air into cities. Space for different kinds of exercise is also welcome. This type of greenway could be provided by forests, under forest laws (see Chapter 8).