7.8 Greenways and Public Safety

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Greenway trails have documented low crime rates compared to other developed land uses. Vegetation can be managed to reduce the perception of fear or crime. Dense, naturalistic vegetation along one side of a trail is not perceived as unsafe as long as the other side is visually open. Provide 100 feet of both forward and rear visibility on trails where possible.

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