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Is a Federal Greenway Act What the U.S. Needs to Recover from COVID-19?

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A segment of the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis.
A segment of the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis.
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Better walking, biking, and transit could be had by connecting the various organization supported Greenways in all 50 states, say 160 such organizations.

The coalition projects that the effort would create 170,000 jobs in construction and planning, and would generate up to $250 billion in local economic development. That’s a 50 percent higher return on investment than most highway projects, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Full disclosure: I have been a ride leader for the organization spearheading the effort, the East Coast Greenway Alliance (itself an alliance of like-minded organizations) for 10 years. Our next ride is this Sunday!

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