A New Urban Greenway in Vancouver, British Columbia: Adolescents’ Perspectives, Experiences and Vision for the Future

This article reports on a study undertaken to better understand youth perceptions of urban greenways, to inform urban design and maximize youth engagement in greenway infrastructure in the future. The objectives of the study were twofold: 1) to describe factors that facilitate or inhibit youth active transport, recreational physical activity and social interactions along the greenway and, 2) to describe key elements that youth perceived as contributing to the greenway's attractiveness, user enjoyment, and ease of use. The study found that youth who live closer to the greenway reported using the greenway more frequently. The greenway facilitated social events and both planned and unplanned encounters. Youth shared their ideas to make the greenway a more attractive space for young people. The authors conclude by encouraging city planners to deliberately seek to include youth on municipal committees.


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  • Accession Number: 01716978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 2019 9:16AM