About this Project
Greenway trails are places for many transportation alternatives, including walking, bicycling, and travel by horseback. They are also opportunities for preservation of our region’s cultural heritage and environmental quality. The new PlanET book “Greenway Guidelines for the East Tennessee Region: Recommendations for Water, Rail and Roadside Trails in Regional Landscapes” provides a brief introduction to greenway corridor design; illustrates road, rail and waterside corridor conditions typical to East Tennessee; and offers before-and-after visions of greenways in urban, suburban and rural East Tennessee landscapes. The guide also provides easy-to-use visual indexes to assist in the selection and design of trail crossings, surface materials, signage, buffers, barriers, borders, lighting, and trailside amenities.
Greenway Guidelines for the
East Tennessee Region
The compelling visualizations in this guide provide local examples of best practices for greenway design in a variety of regional landscapes.
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The three-year PlanET process has included many projects to promote greenway trails. These Guidelines are intended to complement that work by giving trail advocates and greenway designers a tool to aid with the design of greenway trails. Space for the continuous corridors that greenways use can be typically found in four locations: in open spaces and parks, and also alongside roads, railways and waterways. To meet the need for information (for trail designers) and inspiration (for trail advocates), a research team of UT Architecture and Landscape Architecture faculty and students, working with a local Greenway Guidelines Committee, researched examples and best practices to create a publication to help inform planners and residents and help them visualize how greenway corridors might look in typical East Tennessee locations and landscapes.