Linear routes, such as those along rivers, and adjacent to railway lines, utility right of ways and major roads, can serve as connectors linking people and places to open spaces throughout the community. An added benefit is that animals are provided contiguous routes to move within and through the environment as they migrate.
Keene already has several corridors, such as the Ashuelot River Trail. The city should expand this corridor and pursue expanding the system along Black Brook, White Brook, Ash Swamp Brook and the Minnewawa River. Connections to existing local and regional rail trails can help create an integrated wildlife and recreational corridor network. See the future land use plan in the Land Use section to see how these systems could connect many of Keene's existing open space and wildlife resources.