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published Feb 2009

Impacts of the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail on the Economy and Business Community

The Pere Marquette railroad corridor began as an industrial asset to transport raw materials and finished goods across the state of Michigan. Today the corridor remains a significant transportation asset providing transit, exercise and recreation experiences to residents and tourists.


published Jul 2016

Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation

by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

A national study on Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation.


posted Mar 13, 2018

A Primer on Trail-Related Liability Issues & Risk Management Techniques

This report concludes that trail-related liability is primarily a management issue. Laws are in place to protect all parties from unwarranted lawsuits and the rest is up to proper design, maintenance and management.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Trails and Golf Courses: Best Practices on Design and Management

by Alta Planning + Design

Golf courses, with their large expanses of undeveloped land, can appear to be a tempting place to locate a trail or bikeway in a community seeking to overcome gaps in their trail system.


posted Mar 13, 2018

How Land Use and Transportation Systems Impact Public Health: An Annotated Bibliography

This literature review discusses how urban form affects public health, specifically through the ways in which the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity levels.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Trails and Greenways for Livable Communities

To counteract the effects of sprawling development, many communities use trails and greenways to curb ill-planned growth and preserve ecologically important areas. The result is a higher quality of life, a healthier environment, and more livable communities.


posted Mar 13, 2018

How Land Use and Transportation Systems Impact Public Health

This literature review discusses how urban form affects public health, specifically through the ways in which the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity levels.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Irish Trails Strategy: Promoting and Developing Activity in the Irish Outdoors

The ambitious vision set out in this strategy for recreational trails in Ireland is “to create, nurture and maintain a world class recreational trail network that is sustainable, integrated, well utilized and highly regarded, that enhances the health, well being and quality of life of all Irish citizens and that attracts visitors from around the world.”


posted Mar 13, 2018

Bicycle Tourism as a Rural Economic Development Vehicle

This document addresses the applicability of bicycle tourism in rural areas.


posted Mar 13, 2018

New Zealand Cycle Trail Launches Product Directory

This product directory of New Zealand's premium cycle tourism experiences provides information on both cycle trails and product information.