User Stories

At EastSide Greenways we love nothing more than to get out along the Connswater Community Greenway and chat to its users. We carried out some engagement in 2021 to find out what our Greenway users had to say.


Comments from Greenway users

“People need safe places to exercise. Families need to be away from roads if they have young children and spaces like the Greenway provide opportunity for family games.”

“We need access to open space to support mental health. This is especially important for families that have no gardens/outdoor space at home.”

“Green spaces are vital for good mental health.”

“If used correctly, parks/open spaces encourage more people to get out and get active”

“Really appreciate the green spaces and the wildlife associated with the greenway.”

“I appreciate having space in nature to visit so near to where I live, it is very relaxing and de-stresses me to get fresh air and exercise.”

“Easily accessible green space in an urban area for people to walk or cycle and enjoy watching the various signs of spring. Exercise and wellbeing boost.”