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John Muir Way Greening Study

24/11/2021

We are nearing the end of our work on the John Muir Way Greening Study, which aims to make this National Trail an exemplar multi-functional green network feature, connecting people and nature, supporting green recovery, addressing the climate biodiversity emergency and encouraging active green travel. Having surveyed the full length of the trail, plus the alternative cycling options, we have identified opportunities for green infrastructure and biodiversity enhancement. Heavily reliant on GIS, we have benefitted from our newest recruit Niusha, who comes with a pedigree in GIS from the University of Florence, from where she was awarded a degree in Urban & Landscape Planning followed by a Masters in Landscape Architecture. The mapping criteria include ecological, heritage and social indices, as well as experiential judgements of the trail; all of these have been used to inform the proposals and the overall action plan for improvements. The proposals will consist of implementation works and habitat management prescriptions, which together will enrich the route corridor and better connect it with the wider habitat networks.