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A foreshoreway is a type of greenway that provides a public right of way along the edge of a waterbody.

Foreshoreways are usually focused on sustainable behaviours and hence are a common facility for sustainable transport. The terminology was derived to assist to avoid the perception of a pavement favouring either pedestrians (footpath) or cyclists (bikeway). The foreshoreway is often defined as the paved route pathway accessible to public pedestrians that is closest to the waterline and offers the opportunity to move along the waterbody. Dead ended sections of pathway that offer public access only to a waterbody are not part of the foreshoreway. Greenways cross waterways via greenbridges.

Common types of foreshoreways include oceanway and riverwalk.[1]

The Island Line Trail on Lake Champlain (in Vermont, USA) is a Foreshoreway.[2]


  1. ^ Foreshoreways of Australia's Gold Coast
  2. ^ Local Motion, Vermont. Trail Finder online trail guide. Retrieved 14 March 2012.