Sources For Additional Information

Books & Publications

Saxby M. Chaplin, “Greenways: Landowner Considerations In Making Land Available For Public Use, (Charlotte, NC: The Trust for Public Land)

Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder (Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005)

Erica Gies, The Health Benefits of Parks: How Parks Help Keep Americans and Their Communities Fit and Healthy (San Francisco: The Trust for Public Land, 2007)

“The Economic Benefits of Trails,” (American Hiking Society, February 2004)

Frances E. Kuo, “Fertile Ground for Community: Inner City Neighborhood Common Spaces,” American Journal of Community Psychology 26, no. 6 (1998)

Elizabeth Ouzts, Losing Our Natural Heritage: Development and Open Space Loss in North Carolina (Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center, April 2007)

M. D. Smith, R. B. Hazel, W.E. Gardner & E.J. Jones, “Liability and the North Carolina Landowner,” (The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, October 1995)

W. Martin, T. Ludden, O. Furuseth, & S. Nixon, Preliminary Assessment of Crime Risk along Greenways in Charlotte, NC 1994-2004(Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, UNCC, 2004)

“Greenways and Public Safety,” (The American Greenways Program)

T. Tracy & H. Morris,Rail-Trails and Safe Communities: The Experience on 372 Trails,” (Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, January 1998)

Land and People

Trails for Health, Rails to Trails Conservancy


Active Living By Design


Catawba River Riparian Buffers Rules

Charlotte Bikes

Charlotte Sports Cycling

NC DOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation

North Carolina Public Interest Research Group

North Carolina Rail-Trails

Partners for Parks

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance

South Carolina State Trails

Tarheel Trailblazers

Trails and Property Owner Liability (NC Recreational Use Statues)

Two Spoke

Women’s Impact Fund

Local Land Trusts and Greenways

The Trust For Public Land

Catawba Lands Conservancy

Katawba Valley Land Trust

The Land Trust for Central North Carolina

Davidson Lands Conservancy

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina

Anne Springs Close Greenway

Broad River Greenway

Nation Ford Land Trust

Nation Ford Greenway

Palmetto Conservation