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posted Jun 20, 2019

Counting Trail Users

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.

  tags: trail counter, capacity, multi-use, counting, overcrowding, trail overcrowding

posted Sep 17, 2018

FAQ: Our roads are in bad shape... why spend money on trails?

by American Trails Staff

There is a huge amount of evidence that trails add value to properties and bring in significant increases in tourism spending, that roads just do not have.

  tags: faq, urban, transportation

posted Aug 13, 2018

Constructing bicycle trails in conjunction with Interstate Highway construction projects

by American Trails Staff

Examples of bike trails and bike paths that have been built by state departments of transportation

  tags: shared-use, bicycle, urban, funding

posted Apr 3, 2018

Trail Effects on Neighborhoods: Home Value, Safety, Quality of Life

​Are trails safe? How do they affect property values of adjacent residents?

  tags: crime, safety, liability, landowner

posted Mar 13, 2018

Why Are Good Trails Important?

The Ontario Trails Strategy is a long-term plan that establishes strategic directions for planning, managing, promoting and using trails in Ontario.

  tags: active transportation

posted Mar 5, 2018

Trails Add Value to New Homes

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

In total, 6.1 million American livelihoods directly depend on outdoor recreation, making it a critical economic sector in the United States.

  tags: land, landowner

posted Mar 5, 2018

Walking the Walk: How Walkability Raises Home Values in U.S. Cities

Houses with the above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 to $34,000 over houses with just average levels of walkability in the typical metropolitan areas studied.

  tags: urban, landowner, walking

posted Jan 19, 2018

Trails are Helping Build Healthier Communities

San Bernardino County finds trails are an essential part of healthy communities.

  tags: healthcare

posted Jan 19, 2018

The (Almost) Perfect Trails Community

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates

In new communities the private sector and market forces have helped preserve natural resources while offering outstanding recreational trails.

  tags: opinion

posted Jan 19, 2018

Trails Lead to a "Fit" Community

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

With the emphasis on health and fitness in today's society, trails are becoming just as important as streets and sidewalks in our communities.

  tags: healthcare

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