Environment Snapshot

Environment Snapshot

Commuters who bike or walk to work daily (2011).

Greater New Haven is known for its beautiful parks, open spaces, and shoreline. Even within our densely-settled core city of New Haven, public parks comprise 17% of the total land area — a proportion slightly higher than that of other core cities known for their extensive park systems, including Boston, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia.

Overall, Greater New Haven residents have a positive perception of its outdoor resources. Seventy-eight percent of residents report having parks or recreational facilities nearby and seventy-two percent report their public parks are in good condition, according to the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey.

See these and other indicators in The Community Progress Report: Measuring the Wellbeing of Greater New Haven.


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