Greenways Incorporated is a North Carolina-based landscape architectural firm that provides specialized planning and design services to clients in the public and private sector. Greenways Incorporated was established in August 1986, by founder and president Charles A. “Chuck” Flink. The firm has designed greenways, open space, bicycle, pedestrian, green infrastructure, park planning, and design and implementation services for clients in more than 135 communities, in 35 states, and internationally in Argentina, Canada, Japan, and the U. S. Virgin Islands. The company has received an ASLA Chapter Award for Excellence for five separate projects in five different states and is the recipient of two ASLA Merit Awards.
In 1989, the firm co-authored the state’s first local government open space plan in Durham County. In 1991, the firm prepared a master plan for North Carolina’s first rails-to-trails project, the American Tobacco Trail in Durham, Chatham and Wake Counties. In 1992, under the newly adopted Intermodal Surface Transportation Act, Greenways Incorporated authored North Carolina’s first Regional Bicycle Plan for the Durham, Carborro and Chapel Hill Metropolitan Area. In 1999, the company produced the first greenway master plan that made use of GIS technology for Charlotte-Mecklenburg County.
From the guide to the Greenways Incorporated Records, 1976-2009, (Special Collections Research Center)