Parkways were an important element of this 'Golden Age' of park road development. Designed as linear parks surrounding attractively laid-out motor roads, parkways enable motorists to enjoy mile after mile of attractive scenery without confronting the traffic hazards and commercial intrusions found on ordinary highways. Urban parkways, such as the George Washington Memorial Parkway, function largely as commuter routes but often

George Washington Memorial Parkway, 1995.

include picnic areas and scenic pullouts. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Natchez Trace Parkway provide miles of carefully maintained picturesque landscapes along with additional recreational features.

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