A corridor of open space that’s may protect or connect natural resources, preserve scenic landscapes and historical resources or offer opportunities for outdoor recreation or non-motorized transportation; located along a defining natural feature, such as a waterway, or along a man-made corridor, such as a highway or railway.


A linear orientation of transport routes and flows connecting important locations that act as origins, destinations or points of transshipment. They can be composed of streets, highways, transit routes, or rail lines.

multi-use trail

A path physically separated from motor vehicle traffic by an open space or barrier and either within a public right of way or easement, which accommodates two-way non-motorized travelers including pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers, and skaters.

active transportation

Any self-propelled, human-powered mode of transportation, such as walking or bicycling.


Naugatuck River Greenway, a multiuse trail planned to follow the Naugatuck River from Derby to Torrington once completed.


Chief Elected Official – the mayor, first selectman or chairman of the member municipalities.


Regional Planning Organization is a government body that guides the development of public and private resources in a manner that ensures public safety, well-being and livability.


United States Environmental Protection Agency

You can find more information on the EPA website.


The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for the State of Connecticut

You can find more information on the DEEP website.


Geographic Information Systems/Sciences – a framework to organize, communicate, and understand the science of our world.